News - 13 Aug 2010
Chemists and engineers at Harvard University have fashioned nanowires into a new type of V-shaped transistor small enough to be used for sensitive probing of the interior of cells.
The new device,...
News - 23 Apr 2010
Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have determined the crystal structures of two key fluorescent proteins – one blue, one red – used to "light up" molecules...
News - 29 Oct 2009
One of the best ways to watch the complex workings of living cells is to label components, such as DNA segments, with fluorescent probes-small molecules with active optical properties. Then, using a...
News - 6 Apr 2009
Biomedical engineers have developed a new type of probe that allows them to visualize single ribonucleic acid (RNA) molecules within live cells more easily than existing methods. The tool will help...
News - 15 Oct 2008
Engineering researchers at the University of Arkansas have developed a neural probe that demonstrates significantly greater electrical charge storage capacity than all other neural prosthetic devices....
News - 27 Aug 2008
Seeing what's going on inside living cells at the molecular level may reveal biological mechanisms and ultimately lead to more effective medicines. While sophisticated microscopes allow scientists...
Article - 16 Jan 2009
This report describes how to use AFM for elasticity experiments. An overview of the Hertz model is given and limitations for biological samples are discussed.
News - 31 Dec 2013
By the time they're two, most children have had respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and suffered symptoms no worse than a bad cold.
But for some children, especially premature babies and...
News - 2 Jun 2010
Since the 1990s, a green fluorescent protein known simply as GFP has revolutionized cell biology. Originally found in a Pacific Northwest jellyfish, GFP allows scientists to visualize proteins...
Article - 21 Aug 2018
Cells are said to be the building blocks of life. Most prosper best on their own, suspended, but some are included in a bigger 3D matrix like the tissue. These cells work mutually with nearby cells in...