Janet Rae-Dupree

Janet Rae-Dupree is a Bay Area-based freelance writer covering science and innovation.

Seeing More at ASCB 2016: Pushing the Limits of Imaging

February 7, 2017
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While the scores of sessions conducted over the course of the 2016 ASCB Annual Meeting resonated with the meeting’s theme,…

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Cellular Interactions at ASCB 2016

February 7, 2017
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Among the myriad phenomena discussed at ASCB 2016, cell signaling and bacterial enzymes that set off eukaryote mating swarms were…

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Membrane Fission: It Takes a Crowd

December 8, 2016

Biologists have long believed that cell membrane fission occurs after epsin molecules wedge themselves into the membrane’s surface, causing small…

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Leveraging the Ever-Growing CRISPR-Cas9 Biology Toolkit

December 7, 2016

When CRISPR-Cas9 came on the scene in early 2013, the talk swirling around it focused on embryonic gene editing or…

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On the Way to Causing Microcephaly, Zika Blocks Centriole Biogenesis

December 7, 2016

Although the Zika virus tends to cause few, if any, symptoms in the adults it infects, its effects on embryos…

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Figuring Out the Folds: Biomimicry and Tissue Origami

December 6, 2016

If we could engineer human organs and other tissues, we could move beyond the need for donor organs and perhaps…

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Catching Single Molecules in the Act

December 6, 2016

The ongoing quest to delve ever deeper into a living cell has brought new insight into dynamic biological processes. But…

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Zooming in on Imaging with New Technologies

December 5, 2016

Biologists now can see more clearly inside cells than ever have been able to before. But there are advantages and…

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Cancer Cells Exploit Schwann Cells to Spread

December 5, 2016

Researchers have known for over a century that cancer can spread along nerves as well as moving through the bloodstream…

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