Researchers Develop New Way to See Single RNA Molecules in Live Cells

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New fluorescent probe visualizes single RNA molecules

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Biomedical engineers have developed a new type of probe that allows them to visualize single RNA molecules within live cells more easily than existing methods. The tool will help scientists learn more about how RNA operates within living cells.

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Biomedical engineers have developed a new type of probe that allows them to visualize single ribonucleic acid (RNA) molecules within live cells more easily than existing methods. The tool will help scientists learn more about how RNA operates within living cells.

Techniques scientists currently use to image these transporters of genetic information within cells have several drawbacks, including the need for synthetic RNA or a large number of fluorescent molecules. The fluorescent probes developed at the Georgia Institute of Technology circumvent these issues.

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Life Sciences and Biology, Nanotechnology and Nanoscience, Research
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cell, fluorescent, fluorophore, imaging, messenger, mRNA, phil, philip, probe, ribonucleic acid, RNA, santangelo
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  • Created By: Abby Vogel Robinson
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  • Created On: Apr 5, 2009 - 8:00pm
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 11:03pm