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Merging old and new microscopy yields best 3D view yet inside cells

6 days ago

By combining electron microscopy (EM) with the latest super-resolution microscopy (SR), Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and UC…
New Method Can Capture the Movement of Millions of Molecules in Real Time in 3D

December 20, 2019

The human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, wages war in our bodies using a strategy evolved over millions of…
Lighting the Way for Brain Research

November 20, 2019

Researchers from the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) and the University of Salento, both in Lecce, Italy, and…
New approach uses light to stabilize proteins for study

November 5, 2019

Researchers have developed a new technique that uses light to control the lifetime of a protein inside the…
Advanced microscopy reveals unusual DNA structure

November 1, 2019

Sandia scientist pushes technology’s limits to see fundamental feature of stretched S-DNA. An advanced imaging technique reveals new…
Caught in the Act: First Snapshots of Cancer Protein B-Raf

October 25, 2019

First snapshots of cancer protein B-Raf illuminate basic biology, drug design. It’s like the parable about the blindfolded…
Study shows limitations of method for determining protein structure

October 17, 2019

A new study by chemists at the University of Arkansas shows that X-ray crystallography, the standard method for determining the…
Scientists have first 3D view of life’s processes in liquid

October 14, 2019

A new liquid-cell technology allows scientists to see living biological materials and systems in three dimensions under an…
New method visualizes groups of neurons as they compute

October 14, 2019

Using a fluorescent probe that lights up when brain cells are electrically active, MIT and Boston University researchers…
Neutrons—Insight into human tissue

October 9, 2019

Researchers used neutron scattering at Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Spallation Neutron Source and High Flux Isotope Reactor to…
Artificial intelligence improves biomedical imaging

September 30, 2019

Scientists at ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich have used machine learning methods to improve optoacoustic imaging.…
Technique can image individual proteins within synapses

September 27, 2019

Our brains contain trillions of synapses — the connections that transmit messages from neuron to neuron. Within these…
This image taken by the new microscope shows a living bone cancer cell with nucleus (blue), mitochondria (green) and cytoskeleton (magenta). Image credit: Bielefeld University/W. Hübner
HD microscopy in milliseconds

September 23, 2019

University researchers improve super-resolution microscopy. They can make tiny cell structures visible: cutting-edge light microscopes offer resolutions of…
One-atom switch supercharges fluorescent dyes

September 10, 2019

It only took the replacement of one atom for Rice University scientists to give new powers to biocompatible…
Scientists used super-resolution microscopy to take a closer look at the components of dementia

August 2, 2019

Invisible illness – this is how various mental conditions are sometimes described. For example, you cannot really see…
Researchers give standard light microscopes an upgrade to see inside cells

July 23, 2019

Researchers can now see the molecules inside cells using standard light microscopes. Traditionally, light microscopes could only reveal…
It’s not an antibody, it’s a frankenbody: A new tool for live-cell imaging

July 10, 2019

Scientists at Colorado State University (CSU) and Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) have developed a new powerful…
A chemical approach to imaging cells from the inside

June 30, 2019

A team of researchers at the McGovern Institute and Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard has developed a…
Physics could answer questions about breast cancer spreading to bones

June 5, 2019

Researchers hope to learn how cancer cells generate enough force to move from a tumor site through the…
New Technique Sees Bacterial Growth Quicker

May 31, 2019

Approach has implications for food safety, health and research. Whether a clinical lab technician is helping a doctor…
Electron Tomography Database Changes the Game for Scientific Data Distribution

May 7, 2019

Caltech researchers in collaboration with the start-up Alexandria have built the world’s first blockchain-powered platform for sharing scientific data. The…
Researchers take a bottom-up approach to synthesizing microscopic diamonds for bioimaging, quantum computing

May 6, 2019

Scientists are excited about diamonds — not the types that adorn jewelry, but the microscopic variety that are…
Imaging system helps surgeons remove tiny ovarian tumors

April 25, 2019

Ovarian cancer is usually diagnosed only after it has reached an advanced stage, with many tumors spread throughout…
Making digital tissue imaging better

April 24, 2019

There’s a low-tech problem troubling the high-tech world of digital pathology imaging. The issue: Even as digital pathology…
JILA’s 5-minute sample processing enhances DNA imaging and analysis

April 16, 2019

JILA scientists have developed a fast, simple sample preparation method that enhances imaging of DNA to better analyze…
New Super-Resolution Technique Enables Unprecedented Cellular Imaging

April 3, 2019

A team of Caltech scientists has developed a new technique to create super-high-resolution images of genetic activity in…
New optical imaging system could be deployed to find tiny tumors

March 12, 2019

Many types of cancer could be more easily treated if they were detected at an earlier stage. MIT…
Detecting Ultra Rare Proteins in Blood Using a Cellphone Camera

March 5, 2019

One of the frontiers of medical diagnostics is the race for more sensitive blood tests. The ability to…
UB chemist is creating tools to study how pharmaceuticals affect the inner workings of living cells

February 28, 2019

Over the past decade, University at Buffalo chemists have made steady progress on developing biochemical tools that can…
Technique could boost resolution of tissue imaging as much as tenfold

February 5, 2019

Imaging deep inside biological tissue has long been a significant challenge. That is because light tends to be…
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