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Freeze Frame: Scientists Capture Atomic-Scale Snapshots of Artificial Proteins

December 4, 2019

Berkeley Lab scientists adapt microscopy technique to build and image peptoid nanosheets with unprecedented atomic precision. Protein-like molecules…
Professor will make ‘workhorse’ microscope more powerful

November 22, 2019

Kevin Eliceiri, professor of medical physics and biomedical engineering at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, plans to improve the…
Stem Cells and AI: Better Together

November 19, 2019

One day in the future when you need medical care, someone will examine you, diagnose the problem, remove…
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…
How small is “microscopic”? And what is smaller than that?

October 5, 2019

You’ve definitely heard the word “microscopic” over and over in your life. “Those sand grains are microscopic”, “scratches…
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…
New microscopy technique peers deep into the brain

April 18, 2019

In order to understand the brain, scientists must be able to see the brain—cell by cell, and moment…
FSU investment in high-performance microscope will take research to next level

March 20, 2019

Florida State University is the new owner of a sophisticated ion beam microscope that will allow materials science…
Seeing things more clearly, thanks to campus-wide microscopy effort

March 18, 2019

Give most kids a basic microscope and a leaf or a drop of pond water, and they are…
NanoJ-Fluidics. Credit: Dr Giorgia Siriaco, MRC LMCB
Scientists create a LEGO-based device for cheap cutting-edge microscopy

March 16, 2019

You know the name LEGO very well. Those plastic building blocks were probably a big part of your…
Probing materials to improve energy and information technologies

January 26, 2019

Jon Poplawsky, a materials scientist at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, develops and links advanced…
New X-ray imaging approach could boost nanoscale resolution for Advanced Photon Source Upgrade

December 10, 2018

A long-standing problem in optics holds that an improved resolution in imaging is offset by a loss in…
Shedding new light on photosynthesis

October 16, 2018

University of Michigan researchers have developed a powerful microscope that can map how light energy migrates in photosynthetic…
High-powered microscopy coming to a scientist near you

June 26, 2018

Modern microscopy has given scientists a front-row seat to living, breathing biology in all its Technicolor glory. But…
NIH funds three national cryo-EM service centers and training for new microscopists

May 23, 2018

The National Institutes of Health is supporting efforts to broaden biomedical scientists’ access to cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM), the Nobel…
Deep learning transforms smartphone microscopes into laboratory-grade devices

April 11, 2018

Researchers at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering have demonstrated that deep learning, a powerful form of artificial…
Team brings subatomic resolution to computational microscope

March 28, 2018

Scientists have built a “computational microscope” that can simulate the atomic and subatomic forces that drive molecular interactions.…
How Good a Match is It? Putting Statistics into Forensic Firearm Identification

February 8, 2018

On February 14, 1929, gunmen working for Al Capone disguised themselves as police officers, entered the warehouse of…
UCLA engineers use deep learning to reconstruct holograms and improve optical microscopy

November 21, 2017

A form of machine learning called deep learning is one of the key technologies behind recent advances in applications…
Mirror image: Researchers create higher-quality pictures of biospecimens

November 14, 2017

Researchers from the National Institutes of Health and the University of Chicago improved the speed, resolution, and light…
New microscope technique reveals internal structure of live embryos

August 9, 2017

University of Illinois researchers have developed a way to produce 3-D images of live embryos in cattle that…
Microscopy technique could enable more informative biopsies

July 17, 2017

MIT and Harvard Medical School researchers have devised a way to image biopsy samples with much higher resolution…
Flat microscope for the brain

July 13, 2017

Rice University engineers are building a flat microscope, called FlatScope TM, and developing software that can decode and…
Chip-based nanoscopy: Microscopy in HD quality

April 25, 2017

Physicists at Bielefeld University and tThe Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø have developed a photonic chip that…
High-resolution imaging with conventional microscopes

April 18, 2017

MIT researchers have developed a way to make extremely high-resolution images of tissue samples, at a fraction of…
Cryo-Electron Microscopy Achieves Unprecedented Resolution Using New Computational Methods

March 24, 2017

Cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM)—which enables the visualization of viruses, proteins, and other biological structures at the molecular level—is a…
Scientists Determine Precise 3-D Location and Identity of All 23,000 Atoms in a Nanoparticle

February 2, 2017

Scientists used one of the world’s most powerful electron microscopes to map the precise location and chemical type…
Light microscopy provides a deep look into protein structure

January 25, 2017

Light microscopy continues to reveal the microscopic world at an ever increasing resolution. Using a new method coined…
Super-resolution Microscope Builds 3D Images by Mapping Negative Space

September 12, 2016

Scientists at The University of Texas at Austin have demonstrated a method for making three-dimensional images of structures…
Electron beam microscope directly writes nanoscale features in liquid with metal ink

September 12, 2016

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are the first to harness a scanning transmission…
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