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Inside The World's Most Powerful New Microscopes

Scientists have come up with new ways to hack the physics of light, inventing powerful microscopes.

  • Inside The World's Most Powerful New Microscopes

    Scientists have come up with new ways to hack the physics of light, inventing powerful microscopes.

  • CRISPR-Cas9: The Key to Fighting Genetic Disease?

    The CRISPR-Cas9 system has brought medical research closer to finding a cure for many diseases, including sickle cell anemia, HIV, cancer, Huntington's disease and more.

  • Engineered E. Coli: Diagnostic & Therapeutic Tools

    In this animation, see an example of how genetically engineered microbes being developed by researchers at the Wyss Institute could detect and treat a wide range of gastrointestinal illnesses and conditions.

  • Epigenome: The Symphony in Your Cells

    Almost every cell in your body has the same DNA sequence. So how come a heart cell is different from a brain cell? Cells use their DNA code in different ways, depending on their jobs. Just like orchestras can perform one piece of music in many different ways. 

  • Microscope Technique Brings Big Resolution at Low Temperatures

    New advances in electron microscopy reveal molecular structures at resolutions useful for drug discovery.

  • Rat Tissue Decellularization

    Over a period of 52 hours, infusion of a detergent solution removes cells from a rat forelimb, leaving behind the cell-free matrix scaffolding onto which new tissues can be regenerated. For more on regenerative medicine, read this featured article from GEN's June 15 issue. 

  • Human Organs-On-Chips

    Wyss Human Organs-On-Chips will be on display at The Museum of Modern Art in New York until January 2016. This video shows how the design of the chips allow them to emulate organ–level functions.

  • Johns Hopkins Researchers Find Caffeine Enhances Memory

    For many people, caffeine consumption is the energy boost of choice to wake up or stay up. But researchers at the Johns Hopkins University have found another use for the stimulant: memory enhancer.

  • Detecting Rare Cancer Cells with Sound Waves

    A team of engineers from MIT, Penn State University, and Carnegie Mellon University is developing a novel way to isolate rare circulating tumor cells using sound waves to separate them from blood cells.

  • 3D Heart Simulation

    Researchers from the University of Tokyo built a 3D model of the human heart to help predict whether new drugs will cause irregular heartbeats. 

  • DNA: Past to Present

    In celebration of DNA Day on April 25, GEN presents this video timeline spanning 150 years of the history of DNA.

  • Exploring the PI3K/AKT/mTOR Pathway

    Novartis Oncology is investigating the PI3K/AKT/mTOR pathway to understand and treat advanced breast cancer.

  • Improving Brain Plasticity

    The Shatz Lab at Stanford developed a decoy drug that allowed mice to form new connections as adults, leading to findings that could eventually help people recover from stroke, forms of blindness and Alzheimer's disease. 

  • Parkinson's Diagnosis by Typing on a Keyboard

    MIT researchers show how analyzing people's keystrokes as they type can reveal information about the state of their motor function.

  • Employing CRISPR Technology in Drug Discovery

    CRISPR technology will allow AstraZeneca to identify and validate new drug targets in preclinical models that closely resemble human disease.

  • Cas9: As a Transcriptional Activator

    In this technical animation, Wyss Institute researchers instruct how they engineered a Cas9 protein to create a powerful and robust tool for activating gene expression. 

  • Complex 3D DNA structures

    MIT biological engineers have created a new computer model that allows them to design the most complex 3D DNA shapes ever produced, including rings, bowls, and geometric structures such as icosahedrons that resemble viral particles. 

  • Top 10 U.S. Biopharma Clusters

    Senior news editor Alex Philippidis discusses GEN’s annual ranking of the nation’s most nurturing regions.

  • Music in Your DNA and a New Species of Human?

    Is musical ability genetic? And were there more species of ancient humans than we once thought? SciShow News investigates!

  • Could Tissue Engineering Mean Personalized Medicine?

    Tissue engineer Nina Tandon talks about using pluripotent stem cells to make personalized models of organs on which to test new drugs and treatments, and storing them on computer chips.