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Max Planck microscopy method enables researchers to see nerve cells in the intact cellular network of the spinal cord

Microscopy method renders spinal cord tissue transparent

12/28/2011

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Neurobiology and international colleagues have developed a new microscopy method to observe single nerve cells in intact tissue and in 3-D.

With vibrational molecular interferometry (VMI), the background signal in a single-molecule image vanishes

'Reverse' spectroscopy approach clarifies molecular structure

12/27/2011

Researchers at the University of Twente’s MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology adopted a "reverse" approach to spectroscopy, which cleans up images by eliminating background noise.

Fluorescence confocal image of a single living HeLa cell

Single-cell endoscope enables optical look inside living cells

12/22/2011 Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed an endoscope that can provide high-resolution optical images of the interior of a single living cell, or precisely deli...
Microfluidic chips contain about 500 blinking bacterial colonies, known as 'biopixels'

Neon sign-like biosensor comprises millions of glowing bacteria

12/21/2011

Researchers at UC San Diego have created a living biosensor comprised of millions of bacterial cells that periodically fluoresce in unison like blinking light bulbs.

MIT metal-organic framework (MOF) pairs with fluorescent molecules to ID toxins and pathogens

'Glowing' detectors could visually ID toxins or pathogens

12/15/2011 Researchers at MIT have developed an approach that pairs fluorescent molecules with an open scaffolding called a metal-organic framework (MOF), enabling them to reveal presence of specific toxins, disease markers, pathogens, or...

Cell phone-based pulse oximeter performs measurements at the point-of-care

12/12/2011 In efforts to boost assessment and management of respiratory disease from the hospital into non-hospital settings, such as those in the developing world, engineers at the University of British Columbia are pairing a pulse oxime...
A transient absorption imaging technique detects both metallic and semiconducting nanotubes, false-colored in red and green, in live hamster cells

Label-free, pulsed laser-driven imaging tool tracks nanotubes in cells, blood

12/06/2011

Researchers at Purdue University developed a new imaging tool that tracks carbon nanotubes in living cells and the bloodstream, which could help to boost their use in biomedical research and clinical medicine.

New slant on superresolution microscopy at Sandia unlocks secrets of plague

05/16/2011 Albuquerque, NM--Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have developed a superresolution microscopy technique that is answering long-held questions about exactly how and why a cell's defenses fail against some invaders.

Who were those caped superheroes at Photonics West? (VIDEO)

03/01/2011 San Francisco, CA--While Ocean Optics was promoting its "superheroes of spectroscopy" products at Photonics West 2011, Edmund Optics was promoting the everyday superheroes of our photonics industry.

Energetiq expands its distribution

02/10/2011 Woburn, MA--Energetiq Technology, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of ultrahigh-brightness light sources for advanced technology applications, has appointed Optoprim as a distributor in Europe, and DMS Technologies and Instru...

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