Light-Activated Nanodevices Control Cells
Light-Activated Nanodevices Control Cells
DNA-coated gold nanorods enable cells to be activated by light without genetic manipulation.
Light-Activated Nanodevices Control Cells
Light-Activated Nanodevices Control Cells

DNA-coated gold nanorods enable cells to be activated by light without genetic manipulation.

DNA-coated gold nanorods enable cells to be activated by light without genetic manipulation.

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Infographic: Optogenetics Without Genetic Engineering
Infographic: Optogenetics Without Genetic Engineering
Ruth Williams | Sep 1, 2019
DNA-loaded nanoparticles that respond to infrared light provide an alternative way to control cell behavior.
Nanoparticles Let Mice See Near Infrared Light
Nanoparticles Let Mice See Near Infrared Light
Abby Olena | Feb 28, 2019
Researchers injected the retinas of mice with nanoparticles that bound to photoreceptors and converted near-infrared light to green light that the animals could see.
Molecules Found in Ginger Remodel the Microbiome
Molecules Found in Ginger Remodel the Microbiome
Katarina Zimmer | Feb 1, 2019
Small RNA-containing particles in ginger root are found to promote the growth of beneficial bacteria and alleviate colitis in mouse guts.
Infographic: How Ginger Remodels the Microbiome
Infographic: How Ginger Remodels the Microbiome
Katarina Zimmer | Feb 1, 2019
Small microRNA-containing particles found in the plant can boost populations of healthy gut bacteria, and even improve colitis symptoms in mice.
How to Track Metabolites in Tissues Using NMR
How to Track Metabolites in Tissues Using NMR
Katherine Bourzac | Aug 1, 2018
Whether it’s aligning software or prepping samples, researchers share their tips for studying the metabolome with this underused approach.
Nonviral CRISPR Delivery a Success
Nonviral CRISPR Delivery a Success
Abby Olena | Oct 2, 2017
Researchers use gold nanoparticles to deliver CRISPR-Cas9 and correct a point mutation in a mouse model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. 
Tattoo Ink Nanoparticles Persist in Lymph Nodes
Tattoo Ink Nanoparticles Persist in Lymph Nodes
Jef Akst | Sep 12, 2017
Analysis of the bodies of deceased individuals can’t determine what effect these tattoo remnants have on lymph function, but researchers suggest dirty needles aren’t the only risk of the age-old practice.
New Lyme Disease Test Developed by Summer Student
New Lyme Disease Test Developed by Summer Student
Jenny Rood | Aug 1, 2016
The high schooler was studying cancer biomarkers in a George Mason University lab when her familial experiences with Lyme disease sparked an idea.
Copper Stopper
Copper Stopper
The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2016
This research found that coating hospital surfaces with copper helped battle microbes and the infections they spread.