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Dendrites transfected with DsRed for visualization of morphology and with PSD-95 (green) for visualizing postsynaptic densities

Software-driven fluorescence microscopy visualizes neuron activity

04/04/2012 Using fluorescence microscopy driven by image analysis software, researchers at the University of Münster have shown that the loss of the protein neurobeachin (Nbea) not only disrupts signaling within the neuron, but also leads...
Lu Chen, Ph.D., Rakesh Nayyar, Lino DeFacendis, and James Dou have created a portable cytometer that works like a diabetes test

Cytometry goes portable for HIV monitoring in remote areas

03/27/2012

University of Toronto researchers have developed a faster, cheaper portable device to track the progression of HIV in patients living in developing countries.

Gold nanoparticles created by the Rice University lab of Eugene Zubarev take on the shape of starfruit in a chemical bath with silver nitrate, ascorbic acid and gold chloride

'Starfruit' nanorods could boost SERS in medical imaging

03/26/2012

Starfruit-shaped gold nanorods synthesized by researchers at Rice University could boost medical imaging and chemical sensing applications that depend on surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS).

An artistically inspired visualization of the 3-D X-ray structure of the cyan fluorescent protein mTurquoise2

New cyan fluorescent protein yields more sensitive cell imaging

03/22/2012 Scientists at the Institut de Biologie Structurale/CNRS-CEA-Université Joseph Fourier have developed a molecule that emits turquoise light more efficiently than ever seen before in living cells, improving the sensitivity of cel...
A live human mammary gland structure created in research that uses vibrational spectral microscopy to reveal subtle changes in breast tissue

Spectroscopic imaging method reveals early changes leading to breast cancer

03/06/2012 Purdue University researchers have created a new imaging technology that reveals subtle changes in breast tissue, representing a way to determine a woman's risk of developing breast cancer and to study ways of preventing it.
An image, captured by the Mesolens, of a human flea

Lens produces 3-D images of cells, tissues in seconds

03/02/2012 Scientists at the University of Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences are creating a confocal lens that displays 3-D images within cells and tissues while showing the whole organism within seconds rather tha...
2011 Prism Awards announced at SPIE Photonics West

2011 Prism Awards winners run the photonics gamut

01/26/2012

San Francisco, CA--Winners of the 2011 Prism Awards for Photonics Innovation were announced at a gala banquet on January 25 during SPIE Photonics West.

3-D rendering of coronal section of a mouse brain imaged with STP tomography at 20x at a resolution of half a micron

Two-photon microscopy method speeds whole-brain mapping

01/17/2012

Neuroscientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) have developed a two-photon microscopy method that enables highly detailed anatomical images made of whole brains.

pHRed fluorescence lifetime with 860 nm two-photon excitation

Researchers engineer first ratiometric, single-protein red fluorescent pH sensor

01/11/2012

Researchers from Harvard Medical School have engineered the first ratiometric, single-protein red fluorescent pH sensor.

Joanna Oracz stands with her 100 nm STED microscope prototype in her lab

Student-built STED microscope achieves 100 nm resolution

01/03/2012 Joanna Oracz, a student at the Ultrafast Phenomena Lab of the Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw (FUW), has built a prototype STED confocal microscope as part of her MA thesis—one that achieves resolution twice that of a ...

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