A Bright New Tool to Record Cellular Interactions
A Bright New Tool to Record Cellular Interactions
The G-baToN prototype transfers GFP between cells, illuminating cell-cell contacts.
A Bright New Tool to Record Cellular Interactions
A Bright New Tool to Record Cellular Interactions

The G-baToN prototype transfers GFP between cells, illuminating cell-cell contacts.

The G-baToN prototype transfers GFP between cells, illuminating cell-cell contacts.

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How RNAs Called SINEUPs Upregulate Translation
How RNAs Called SINEUPs Upregulate Translation
Catherine Offord | Jan 1, 2021
The recently discovered long noncoding RNAs seem to boost the production of specific proteins in the cell by interacting with RNA-binding proteins, researchers find.
Immune Cell and Its Cytokine Control Exploratory Behavior in Mice
Immune Cell and Its Cytokine Control Exploratory Behavior in Mice
Ashley Yeager | Sep 14, 2020
Gamma delta T cells in the meninges of the brain release a cell signaling molecule that does more than protect mice from microbial pathogens.
Image of the Day: Worm Rocket
Image of the Day: Worm Rocket
Emily Makowski | Dec 6, 2019
See the winners of the American Society for Cell Biology’s fluorescence imaging competition.
Image of the Day: Coral Fluorescence
Image of the Day: Coral Fluorescence
Kerry Grens | Jan 22, 2019
Green fluorescent protein lures algal symbionts to corals.
Those We Lost in 2018
Those We Lost in 2018
Ashley Yeager | Dec 26, 2018
The scientific community said goodbye to a number of leading researchers this year.
Image of the Day: Cellular Pulse
Image of the Day: Cellular Pulse
Shawna Williams | Oct 29, 2018
The protein RhoA coordinates pulses of movement in Caenorhabditis elegans cells.
GFP Discoverer Osamu Shimomura Dies
GFP Discoverer Osamu Shimomura Dies
Shawna Williams | Oct 23, 2018
The 90-year-old marine biologist won a Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his isolation of green fluorescent protein.
Ready, Set, Glow
Ready, Set, Glow
Ruth Williams | Aug 1, 2018
Tagging proteins with GFP-grabbing nanobodies enables instant tracking of the proteins’ dynamics in live cells.
Infographic: Inner Glow
Infographic: Inner Glow
Ruth Williams | Jul 31, 2018
How GFP-grabbing nanobodies enable instant tracking of protein dynamics in live cells.
Top 10 Innovations 2016
Top 10 Innovations 2016
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2016
This year’s list of winners celebrates both large leaps and small (but important) steps in life science technology.
Nobel Laureate Roger Tsien Dies
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.
Sensors for All
Sensors for All
Ruth Williams | May 1, 2016
A versatile modular strategy for detecting small molecules in eukaryotes
Cell-free Protein Synthesis
Cell-free Protein Synthesis
Karen Zusi | Dec 31, 2015
Researchers build a microfluidics system to create proteins without living cells.
Picturing Infection
Picturing Infection
Kelly Rae Chi | Jan 1, 2015
Whole-animal, light-based imaging of infected small mammals
Synapses on Stage
Synapses on Stage
Kelly Rae Chi | Nov 1, 2013
Light microscopy techniques that spotlight neural connections in the brain
What Ever Happened to Douglas Prasher?
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.
“Alive” and In Focus
Sarah Webb | Oct 1, 2012
Imaging viruses in action
Tracing the Ephemeral
Hannah Waters | Jun 1, 2012
A novel reporter system can track the ever-changing levels of the plant signal auxin with great precision.
Live and In Color
Sarah Webb | Apr 1, 2012
How to track RNA in living cells