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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…
Tag, you’re it! A new process provides a better understanding of cells

May 23, 2019

Scientists hook fluorescent tags onto molecules to see how they keep cells alive. Such tags used to burn…
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…
New method uses fluorescence to identify disease-causing forms of proteins

February 15, 2019

A new method uses fluorescence to detect potentially disease-causing forms of proteins as they unravel due to stress…
In live brain function, researchers are finally seeing red

November 14, 2018

For years, green has been the most reliable hue for live brain imaging, but after using a new…
Fluorescent dye could enable sharper biological imaging

April 11, 2018

Fluorescence imaging is widely used for visualizing biological tissues such as the back of the eye, where signs…
FLEX takes on mutants

August 27, 2016

Because a plant isn’t green doesn’t mean it can’t photosynthesise as well as its more usual counterpart, but…
Fluorescent biosensors light up high-throughput metabolic engineering

February 17, 2016

Genetically encoded fluorescent biosensors allow researchers to see how products form in real time in microorganisms, and to…
Scientists look deeper into the body with new fluorescent dye

December 29, 2015

Glowing dyes help scientists see inside the body and diagnose ailments, but they needed a certain type of…
Superfast Fluorescence Sets New Speed Record

July 29, 2015

Researchers have developed an ultrafast light-emitting device that can flip on and off 90 billion times a second…
New discovery sheds light on research tool

July 16, 2015

Microwave ovens, penicillin and Velcro are examples of scientific discoveries made by accident. Now, Cornell researchers announce another…
Plant power from above

February 4, 2015

Field experiments have shown how ESA’s potential FLEX mission could identify vegetation that is suffering degrees of stress…
Researchers develop new type of fluorescent camera for blood diagnostics, brain mapping

September 30, 2013

Inspired by wireless technology, FIRE speeds up biological imaging process Fluorescence imaging is the most widely used method…
New fluorescent protein from eel revolutionizes key clinical assay

July 3, 2013

Many scientists dream of making a single discovery that provides fundamental insight into nature, may be used to…
High-resolution STED microscopy images in medical research

June 25, 2013

STED microscopy creates high-resolution images far below the diffraction limit of visible light. However, the technique’s engineering aspects…
Going live – immune cell activation in multiple sclerosis

May 27, 2013

New indicator molecules visualise the activation of auto-aggressive T cells in the body as never before. Biological processes…
Fluorescence Technique Measures Photoacid Distribution in Photoresists with Nanoscale Resolution

April 18, 2013

A team of researchers from the NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology, the University of Maryland, and Korea University (Seoul, Korea)…
Stanford scientists develop new technique for visualizing blood flow

December 5, 2012

Stanford scientists have developed a fluorescence imaging technique that allows them to view the pulsing blood vessels of…
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