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March 20, 2015

New Microscopy Technique Pinpoints Protein Production in Live Cells

NIBIB-funded researchers and their international colleagues have developed a novel fluorescence microscopy technique that allows researchers to directly observe proteins being produced from their coding messenger RNAs (mRNAs). The study was performed in live human cells and fruit fly embryos. The researchers aim to use the technique to study how irregularities in protein synthesis may contribute to a number of disease processes. Read more at Einstein College of Medicine press.