Image of the Day: Nutrient Sensor
Image of the Day: Nutrient Sensor
A zinc-sensing protein found in fruit fly intestines regulates the insect’s growth and feeding behavior.
Image of the Day: Nutrient Sensor
Image of the Day: Nutrient Sensor

A zinc-sensing protein found in fruit fly intestines regulates the insect’s growth and feeding behavior.

A zinc-sensing protein found in fruit fly intestines regulates the insect’s growth and feeding behavior.

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Chemist Richard Van Duyne Dies
Chemist Richard Van Duyne Dies
Catherine Offord | Aug 16, 2019
The Northwestern University professor developed surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy, an invaluable technique for detecting and identifying individual molecules.
Artificial Nerve Senses Pressure, Moves Cockroach Leg
Artificial Nerve Senses Pressure, Moves Cockroach Leg
Shawna Williams | May 31, 2018
The device could one day help enable prosthetics deliver richer touch information to users.
Synthetic Sensors
Synthetic Sensors
Ruth Williams | Nov 30, 2016
Engineered circuits detect endogenous transcription factors to drive cellular outputs.
DNA Tape Recorder
DNA Tape Recorder
Kate Yandell | Nov 13, 2014
Researchers have created a system that edits DNA in response to chemical stimuli or light, allowing bacteria to record environmental events in their genetic material.
Flickering Neurons
Flickering Neurons
Ruth Williams | Jan 31, 2013
Fluorescent calcium sensors in transgenic mice give a real-time readout of neuronal activity.
Next Generation: Ciliated Sensor
Sabrina Richards | Jul 30, 2012
Researchers create a sensitive, flexible mechanosensor with possible applications in biomedical sensing and artificial skin technology.
Sensor Measures Produce Ripeness
Megan Scudellari | Apr 30, 2012
The device could help grocers and food distributors better monitor fruits and vegetables.
Origami Sensors
Megan Scudellari | Mar 9, 2012
An inexpensive 3-D paper sensor could test for HIV and malaria.
Next Generation: Sneaking into a Cell
Megan Scudellari | Jan 18, 2012
A nanoscale device measures electrical signals inside cells without causing damage.