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A photo of a dish in which cells, which look like small dots, have been enlarged and stained to make them visible to the naked eye.
New Swelling Technique Makes Cells Visible to the Naked Eye
A new technique, called Unclearing Microscopy, physically inflates and then stains cells to circumvent the need for expensive microscopes.
New Swelling Technique Makes Cells Visible to the Naked Eye
New Swelling Technique Makes Cells Visible to the Naked Eye

A new technique, called Unclearing Microscopy, physically inflates and then stains cells to circumvent the need for expensive microscopes.

A new technique, called Unclearing Microscopy, physically inflates and then stains cells to circumvent the need for expensive microscopes.

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Render of cancer cells
Implantable Device Zaps Cancer Cells Using Electric Fields
Holly Barker | Dec 12, 2022 | 3 min read
A wireless brain implant inhibits tumor growth in rats, overcoming many design flaws of current devices used to treat glioblastoma.
3D imaging of organoid
Infographic: Generating Hundreds of 3D Organoid Images per Hour
Natalia Mesa, PhD | Oct 17, 2022 | 1 min read
By modifying a technique used to image single cells, researchers have managed to generate a super-resolution 3D image of a complete organoid in just seven seconds.
Cellular therapy. 3d illustration
Expert JeWell-ry Designers
Natalia Mesa, PhD | Oct 17, 2022 | 3 min read
Analyzing organoids has proven slow and cumbersome for scientists. But a new technique may speed things up, producing 3D images of hundreds of organoids per hour.
Broken DNA
DNA Damage Viewed with Unprecedented Clarity
Amanda Heidt | Aug 15, 2022 | 3 min read
A new tool called PRISM draws on virus-host interactions and a DNA repair pathway to help researchers visualize how cellular stress may contribute to neurodegenerative disease.
Conceptual image of blue neurons with glowing segments over blue background.
CRACK Method Reveals Novel Neuron Type in Mouse Brain
Dan Robitzski | Apr 18, 2022 | 3 min read
A new technique reveals cells’ precise locations and functions in the brain. Its developers have already used it to identify a previously unknown neuron type.
Illustration showing how yeast is used to study histone modifications
Infographic: A Yeast Model for Studying Histone Modifications
Amanda Heidt | Sep 1, 2021 | 1 min read
The methodology involves modifying histones and displaying them on the cell surface for analysis.
Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast, 3D illustration. Microscopic fungi, baker's or brewer's yeast, are used as probiotics to restore normal flora of intestine
Yeast “Mini Labs” Help Researchers Probe Histone Modifications
Amanda Heidt | Sep 1, 2021 | 3 min read
By harnessing a unique property of yeast, scientists can synthesize histones and the enzymes that modify these proteins, which spool DNA and influence gene expression.
corals in water with fish
First Immortal Cell Line Cultured for Reef-Building Corals
Amanda Heidt | Jul 1, 2021 | 3 min read
Lab-grown cells from the reef-building coral Acropora tenuis provide new opportunities to study bleaching, symbioses, and biomineralization.
liquid-containing tube labeled Laboratory Test Wastewater Sample SARS-CoV-2
Sewage Sampling Robots Speed SARS-CoV-2 Detection
Ruth Williams | May 1, 2021 | 3 min read
An automated wastewater monitoring technique could enable researchers to predict outbreaks of the virus up to a week in advance.
Infographic: How to Ferret Out SARS-CoV-2 in Sewage
Ruth Williams | May 1, 2021 | 1 min read
Researchers use magnetic nanoparticles and liquid-handling robots in an effort to detect COVID-19 outbreaks early.
Infographic: Light Triggers Photocage Opening, Apoptosis Inhibition
Jef Akst | Jan 1, 2021 | 1 min read
Researchers develop a caspase inhibitor that only works after being irradiated with UV light, giving them control over apoptosis in human cells.
Light-Activated Molecules Stop Apoptosis at the Flip of a Switch
Jef Akst | Jan 1, 2021 | 3 min read
A new inhibitor gives researchers the ability to control programmed cell death in cultured human T cells.
Infographic: Mix and Match
Ruth Williams | Jul 13, 2020 | 1 min read
How llamas and superglue might lead to antiviral therapies
Bacterial Superglue Enables Antiviral Antibody Discovery
Ruth Williams | Jul 13, 2020 | 3 min read
Testing out combinations of antiviral proteins from llamas could help researchers create potent virus-neutralizing multimers.
Infographic: Vaccines on Film
Ruth Williams | Jun 1, 2020 | 1 min read
How an experimental preparation technique could make vaccines easier to transport, store, and administer
Vaccines Without Vials, Fridges, or Needles
Ruth Williams | Jun 1, 2020 | 3 min read
A novel preparation technique could facilitate vaccine preservation, transportation, and administration.
Wrist-Mounted Air Pollution Detector
Claire Jarvis | May 1, 2020 | 3 min read
A novel sampler records data on a broad range of environmental contaminants.
Infographic: Fashionable Detector
Claire Jarvis | May 1, 2020 | 1 min read
Researchers set out to make an air pollution detector study subjects would want to wear.
Infographic: Transfection by Precision Cell Piercing
Ruth Williams | Apr 1, 2020 | 1 min read
A microfluidic device creates a single hole in each cell to allow efficient DNA entry without compromising viability.
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