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Biologists develop new record bright red fluorescent protein

To understand why a cell divides, secretes hormones or transmits a signal to another cell, biologists often use a trick. They attach colored lights to the proteins of interest, so that they can follow the movements and interactions ...

Human cells help researchers understand squid camouflage

Squids and octopuses are masters of camouflage, blending into their environment to evade predators or surprise prey. Some aspects of how these cephalopods become reversibly transparent are still "unclear," largely because ...

Precise transcript targeting by CRISPR-Csm complexes

Mammalian cells are inherently complex due to subcellular compartments, thereby making the process of robust transcript targeting of nucleic acids somewhat challenging in the molecular biology lab. In a recent report now ...

Learning how cells respond to stressful conditions

Developing approaches to protect human well-being in a changing climate will depend on a deeper understanding of how mammalian cells and organisms adapt to dramatic shifts in temperature and in the availability of food and ...

Making engineered cells dance to ultrasound

Let's say you needed to move an individual cell from one place to another. How would you do it? Maybe some special tweezers? A really tiny shovel?

Scientists reengineer cancer drugs to be more versatile

Rice University scientists have enlisted widely used cancer therapy systems to control gene expression in mammalian cells, a feat of synthetic biology that could change how diseases are treated.

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