green fluorescent protein
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.
Image of the Day: Fragile X
Image of the Day: Fragile X
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Nov 7, 2017
Researchers uncover the central role of a protein linked to Fragile X Syndrome in mice, one of the leading causes of autism and intellectual disability.
Image of the Day: Painting with Viruses
Image of the Day: Painting with Viruses
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Oct 31, 2017
Researchers have used a modified rabies virus and fluorescent proteins to tag individual nerve cells in the mouse visual cortex. 
Notable Science Quotes
Notable Science Quotes
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2016
Roger Tsien R.I.P., predatory publishing, and diversity in science
How to Track Translation in Living Cells
How to Track Translation in Living Cells
Ruth Williams | Oct 1, 2016
Four independent research groups develop techniques for visualizing peptide production in living cells.
Microscopy’s Growth Through the Years
Microscopy’s Growth Through the Years
Jenny Rood | Oct 1, 2016
From confocal fluorescence microscopy to super-resolution and live 3-D imaging, microscopes have changed rapidly since 1986.
Scientists Catch Translation in the Act
Scientists Catch Translation in the Act
Ruth Williams | Sep 30, 2016
Newly developed techniques from four different groups rely on the same basic steps to track translation in live cells.
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.
Picturing Infection
Picturing Infection
Kelly Rae Chi | Jan 1, 2015
Whole-animal, light-based imaging of infected small mammals
Lights, Camera, Action
Lights, Camera, Action
Jessica Wright | Jan 1, 2014
A guide for doing in vivo microscopy on neurons in the mammalian brain