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Scientists Fingerprint the Brain
Ben Andrew Henry | Nov 17, 2016
The brain’s structural connections are unique to an individual, a new imaging technique reveals.
Influential Organic Chemist Dies
Bob Grant | Nov 7, 2016
John Roberts, the MIT and Caltech researcher who pioneered nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy as a tool to elucidate molecular structure, has passed away.
Electron Micrographs Get a Dash of Color
Ben Andrew Henry | Nov 3, 2016
A new technique creates colorful stains that label proteins and cellular structures at higher resolution than ever before possible.
Two-Photon Microscopy’s Historic Influence on Neuroscience
Alison F. Takemura | Nov 1, 2016
In the 1990s, the development of this gentler and more precise microscopy method improved scientists’ ability to probe neurons’ activity and anatomy.
New and Old Techniques in Modern Neuroscience
Alison F. Takemura | Oct 1, 2016
Imaging and manipulating the brain has come a long way from electrodes and the patch clamp, though such traditional tools remain essential.
Spider Silk “Superlens” Breaks Microscopy Barrier
Ben Andrew Henry | Aug 24, 2016
Scientists improve upon the optical microscope using a readily available natural material.
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.
Top Technical Advances 2015
Kerry Grens | Dec 24, 2015
’s choice of major improvements in imaging, optogenetics, single-cell analyses, and CRISPR
Imaging Live Tissue Without Fluorescence
Anna Azvolinsky | Oct 30, 2015
Modifying a vibration-based optical technique can capture images of living tissues, researchers show.
Comprehensive Microbiome Initiatives Proposed
Karen Zusi | Oct 29, 2015
To unify disparate research groups, scientists call for a new approach to studying the Earth’s microbiome.