In a paper published online in advance in Science this week, an international team led by investigators at Canada's University of Alberta reports having "expanded the palette" of engineered fluorescent protein chimeras to include blue, red, an "improved green" as well as an "emission ratiometric indicator with an 11,000-percent ratio change." Using this series of indicators "improved single-color Ca2+ imaging in neurons and transgenic Caenorhabditis elegans

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The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

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