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Courtney Humphries Guest Contributor

I’m a contributing editor for MIT Technology Review and a freelance writer covering biology, health, and culture for a variety of publications, including the Boston Globe, Science, Nature, Wired, and New Scientist. I’m the author of Superdove: How the Pigeon Took Manhattan … And the World, by Smithsonian Books. I live in Boston.

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    Seward Rutkove explains how a technique called electrical impedance myography (EIM) can be used to measure the health of muscles. He demonstrates a handheld device that can now perform EIM measurements much more quickly than before.

  • Monitoring Muscle

    A handheld device could give doctors more precise data about muscle health–painlessly.

  • Lighting Up Cells in 3-D

    A new microscopy technique called iPALM has been used to reveal structures within cells. Fluorescent labels have been attached to integrins, proteins that cells use to attach to surfaces. The yellow and red regions depict areas where the cell has used integrins to attach to a glass surface. The blue and purple regions are networks of integrins inside a cell.

  • Patching Hearts

    An artificial scaffold helps engineered heart cells better mimic real ones.

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