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Researchers Produce Alpaca Antibodies Using Yeast
Catherine Offord | Feb 14, 2018
With multiple applications in biomedicine, the antibodies can now be made quickly, cheaply, and without the need for an alpaca or one of its relatives.
Image of the Day: Hippocampal Jalapeno
Staff | Aug 30, 2017
To tease apart brain regions involved in forming versus remembering memories, scientists engineered mice whose brain cells could be manipulated and tagged.
Image of the Day: A Heart is Born
Staff | Aug 28, 2017
To track distinct populations of developing cardiovascular cells, scientists used pulses of electricity to introduce fluorescently labeled DNA into chick embryos.
Notable Science Quotes
Staff | Oct 1, 2016
Roger Tsien R.I.P., predatory publishing, and diversity in science
Nobel Laureate Roger Tsien Dies
Kerry Grens | Aug 31, 2016
One of the pioneers in developing fluorescent proteins for biological studies was 64 years old.
Updated Tissue-Clearing Protocol Extends Time Frame for Imaging
Kerry Grens | Aug 23, 2016
“Ultimate DISCO” uses a solvent that shrinks whole animals and preserves fluorescence for months.
Grab ’n’ Glow
Ruth Williams | Jan 1, 2015
Engineered proteins can tether multiple fluorescent molecules to give a brighter signal—and that’s not all.
Predicting Worm Lifespan
Jef Akst | Feb 13, 2014
Scientists engineer fluorescing nematodes to project the worms’ expected lifespans through flashes of light at just three days old.
Glowing Green Eel
Chris Palmer | Jun 17, 2013
The Japanese freshwater eel is the first vertebrate found to produce a fluorescent protein, which may prove useful in the clinic.
What Ever Happened to Douglas Prasher?
Bob Grant | Feb 26, 2013
The first researcher to clone the gene for green fluorescent protein, but who was passed over for the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, is back in academic science.