Science Communicators

Laura Perry Laura, a guest contributor, is the director of communications for the UCLA School of Nursing. She is a writer and storyteller committed to championing the portrayal and image of nursing. Rachel Tompa Rachel Tompa is a science writer at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Reach her by email at rtompa@fredhutch.org or follow …

Seeing Telomerase’s ‘Whiskers’ and ‘Toes’

The image here is the “front view” of telomerase, with the enzyme’s components shown in greater detail than ever before. Credit: UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Like the features of a cat in a dark alley, those of an important enzyme called telomerase have been elusive. Using a combination of imaging techniques, a research …