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More than 30 years ago, Blobel took the first step toward running an experiment in a cell-free system. Today, his approach remains essential to how biologists seek answers.
Despite decades of study, we know surprisingly little about why neurons fail and memories fade. One researcher is finding clues where few others have looked—in the brain’s blood chemistry.
Gone are the days of “blobology:” the art of imaging at ultra-low temperatures has set off a quantum leap in research on biologic molecules.