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Live Cell Extractions
Ruth Williams | Oct 1, 2017
Nanostraws that collect specimens from cells without killing them allow for repeated sampling.
Image of the Day: Everybody Needs a Friend
Staff | Aug 10, 2017
The protein encoded by the gene that causes Fragile X in humans partners with another protein, dNab2, to alter gene expression in fruit fly neurons.
Molecule Similar to Peptides Detected in Protostars
Kerry Grens | Jun 9, 2017
The dust surrounding emerging, Sun-like stars contains methyl isocyanate, an organic molecule.
Infographic: Proteasome Basics
John Hines and Craig M. Crews | Apr 30, 2017
The structure and function of the cell's protein-degrading machine
Shortage of a Protein Linked to Autism in Mice
Joshua A. Krisch | Dec 20, 2016
Mice born with lower amounts of nSR100 protein display the symptoms of autism spectrum disorder, suggesting a functional link.
Antarctic Bacteria Latch Onto Ice with Molecular Fishing Rod
Ben Andrew Henry | Nov 1, 2016
Researchers describe the first known bacterial adhesion molecule that binds to frozen water.
Protein Folding Pioneer Dies
Kerry Grens | Oct 28, 2016
Susan Lindquist of MIT and the Whitehead Institute broke scientific ground on prions and heat shock proteins.
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.
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.
Group Proposes Strategies to Improve Antibodies
Kerry Grens | Sep 5, 2016
An expert committee encourages reagent providers to adopt one of five methods to validate products.