biochemistry

Deciphering biology’s Rosetta Stone

August 26, 2015

An innovative approach developed by Tao Pan, PhD, and colleagues enables high-throughput transfer RNA sequencing, which allows scientists to better understand the translation of protein sequences and the role of tRNA in diseases such as cancer and neurodegenerative disorders. [Read More]

Optogenetics without the genetics

March 12, 2015

Optogenetics, a technique which enables scientists to control the activity of neurons with light, has revolutionaized the field of neuroscience. However, it relies on genetic engineering, which limits its use. A new study demonstrates a potential solution to this problem: gold nanoparticles. [Read More]