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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
Catherine Offord | Jan 1, 2021 | 2 min read
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
Ashley Yeager | Sep 14, 2020 | 5 min read
Gamma delta T cells in the meninges of the brain release a cell signaling molecule that does more than protect mice from microbial pathogens.
Fluorescence microscopy image of cells expressing fluorescent biosensors. Green and magenta fluorescence is observed outside of the cell nuclei.
Choosing Fluorescent Reagents for Every Live Cell Application
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team and MilliporeSigma | 4 min read
Scientists gain unique insights into active biological processes with specific fluorescent probes, dyes, and biosensors.
Image of the Day: Worm Rocket
Emily Makowski | Dec 6, 2019 | 1 min read
See the winners of the American Society for Cell Biology’s fluorescence imaging competition.
Image of the Day: Coral Fluorescence
Kerry Grens | Jan 22, 2019 | 1 min read
Green fluorescent protein lures algal symbionts to corals.
Those We Lost in 2018
Ashley Yeager | Dec 26, 2018 | 10+ min read
The scientific community said goodbye to a number of leading researchers this year.
Image of the Day: Cellular Pulse
Shawna Williams | Oct 29, 2018 | 1 min read
The protein RhoA coordinates pulses of movement in Caenorhabditis elegans cells.
headshot of Osamu Shimomura
GFP Discoverer Osamu Shimomura Dies
Shawna Williams | Oct 23, 2018 | 2 min read
The 90-year-old marine biologist won a Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his isolation of green fluorescent protein.
Ready, Set, Glow
Ruth Williams | Aug 1, 2018 | 3 min read
Tagging proteins with GFP-grabbing nanobodies enables instant tracking of the proteins’ dynamics in live cells.
Infographic: Inner Glow
Ruth Williams | Jul 31, 2018 | 1 min read
How GFP-grabbing nanobodies enable instant tracking of protein dynamics in live cells.
Top 10 Innovations 2016
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2016 | 10+ min read
This year’s list of winners celebrates both large leaps and small (but important) steps in life science technology.
Nobel Laureate Roger Tsien Dies
Kerry Grens | Aug 31, 2016 | 2 min read
One of the pioneers in developing fluorescent proteins for biological studies was 64 years old.
Sensors for All
Ruth Williams | May 1, 2016 | 3 min read
A versatile modular strategy for detecting small molecules in eukaryotes
Cell-free Protein Synthesis
Karen Zusi | Dec 31, 2015 | 1 min read
Researchers build a microfluidics system to create proteins without living cells.
Picturing Infection
Kelly Rae Chi | Jan 1, 2015 | 7 min read
Whole-animal, light-based imaging of infected small mammals
Synapses on Stage
Kelly Rae Chi | Nov 1, 2013 | 9 min read
Light microscopy techniques that spotlight neural connections in the brain
What Ever Happened to Douglas Prasher?
Bob Grant | Feb 26, 2013 | 4 min read
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, Knowable Magazine | Oct 1, 2012 | 7 min read
Imaging viruses in action
Tracing the Ephemeral
Hannah Waters | Jun 1, 2012 | 2 min read
A novel reporter system can track the ever-changing levels of the plant signal auxin with great precision.
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