techniques, immunology, developmental biology
Sensors for All
Sensors for All
Ruth Williams | May 1, 2016
A versatile modular strategy for detecting small molecules in eukaryotes
Sense and Sensibility
Sense and Sensibility
Ruth Williams | May 1, 2016
Tailored combinations of a reporter and a ligand-binding domain allow for sensing just about any molecule of interest.
Scaling to Singles
Scaling to Singles
Kelly Rae Chi | May 1, 2016
Tips for tracing transcription in individual cells
Becoming Acculturated
Becoming Acculturated
Jeffrey M. Perkel | May 1, 2016
Techniques for deep dives into the microbial dark matter
Study: “Dirty” Mice More Humanlike
Study: “Dirty” Mice More Humanlike
Tanya Lewis | Apr 21, 2016
Housing laboratory mice with those reared in a pet store makes the lab rodents’ immune systems more similar to those of people.
AACR Q&A: Elaine Mardis
AACR Q&A: Elaine Mardis
The Scientist Staff | Apr 18, 2016
The genomics pioneer shares the sessions she most looks forward to at this year’s American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting.
Microglia Tamp Down Neurogenesis
Microglia Tamp Down Neurogenesis
Kerry Grens | Apr 7, 2016
The immune cells—known for clearing dead cells—also chew up live progenitors in neurogenic regions of mouse brains. 
One Way Placenta Deflects Zika Infection
One Way Placenta Deflects Zika Infection
Kerry Grens | Apr 5, 2016
Certain immune cells surrounding the organ appear to block viral entry.
Tumor Traps
Tumor Traps
Kerry Grens | Apr 1, 2016
After surgery to remove a tumor, neutrophils recruited to the site spit out sticky webs of DNA that aid cancer recurrence.
Tumor-Shrinking Triple-Helices
Tumor-Shrinking Triple-Helices
Ruth Williams | Apr 1, 2016
A braided structure and some adhesive hydrogel make therapeutic microRNAs both stable and sticky.