New method refines cell sample analysis

Researchers at the University of Zurich have developed a novel method for analyzing cells and their components called iterative indirect immunofluorescence imaging (4i). This innovation greatly refines the standard immunofluorescence ...

Screening for disease or toxins in a drop of blood

The promise of being able to quickly and accurately screen for diseases or chemical contaminants in a tiny drop of blood has long been an elusive goal. But scientist Daojing Wang says his company's technology is up to the ...

Real-time MRI analysis powered by supercomputers

One of the main tools doctors use to detect diseases and injuries in cases ranging from multiple sclerosis to broken bones is magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). However, the results of an MRI scan take hours or days to interpret ...

Group uses its own 'toolset' to probe chemical responses

Using a novel chemical procedure developed in her lab, Yimon Aye and her group are helping to blaze a trail in the emerging field of precision medicine by targeting and modulating single proteins to achieve desired responses.

Team advances single molecule electronic DNA sequencing

Researchers from Columbia University, with colleagues at Genia Technologies (Roche), Harvard University and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) report achieving real-time single molecule electronic DNA ...