(Courtesy of Arkansas State University/Arkansas Research Alliance)
Arkansas State University uses lasers to measure the physical characteristics of cells with a flow cytometer.
Bio&Life Sciences

Advancements in laser tech impacting flow cytometry

June 19, 2023
Flow cytometry enables rapid and precise analysis of complex samples. At the core of flow cytometry performance lies the light source used for fluorophore excitation, with lasers...
(Courtesy of Anna Maria Reuss, Fabian Voigt)
Detailed image of neurons in a mouse brain, as captured using the Schmidt objectives.
Bio&Life Sciences

Schmidt telescope, scallop eyes transform microscope objectives

May 22, 2023
Drawing inspiration from the uniqueness of scallop eyes, neuroscientists in Switzerland have developed microscope objectives that could make imaging samples simpler, cheaper, ...
(Courtesy of Ian Shih, UNC School of Medicine)
FIGURE 1. The experimental fMRI-fiber photometry platform could offer a deeper understanding of the dynamic properties of brain states and their relationship to behaviors.
Bio&Life Sciences

Spectrally resolved fiber photometry system enables exploring the brain’s networks

April 24, 2023
An optical fiber-based platform may lead to brain network-based treatment regimens for neuropsychiatric and neurological disorders.
Horiba Scientific
Test & Measurement

Fluorescence analyzers add pulse processing algorithm feature

April 8, 2023
The XGT-9000 Pro and XGT-9000 Expert fluorescence analyzers have improved detection systems and a patented pulse processing algorithm.
(Courtesy of SMART)
Researchers’ continued study of plant hormones are paving the way for breakthroughs in agricultural science and may have implications for global food security.
Test & Measurement

Nanosensor breakthrough enhances agricultural science

April 6, 2023
The study of plant hormones via carbon nanosensor technology could impact plant growth and health, and may someday address rising global food security concerns.
(Courtesy of Harsharan Singh Bhatia and Ali Ertürk, Helmholtz Munich)
Aortic regions of a human heart whose vascular plaques have been analyzed by DISCO-MS, a 3D spatial-omics technology that uses robotics to acquire proteomics data from cells identified early in diseases.
Bio&Life Sciences

Spatial-omics explores cellular organization and interactions within tissues

Feb. 15, 2023
Using spatial-omics, researchers could detect and analyze disease biomarkers at early stages of development, ultimately leading to quicker, more effective treatments.
(Courtesy of Johns Hopkins University)
With their new technique, the researchers viewed a zebrafish larvae, capturing whole-body volumetric recordings of its neural activity.
Bio&Life Sciences

Mesoscopic imaging method offers unprecedented cell views

Jan. 19, 2023
A new type of light-sheet microscopy provides a more comprehensive, distinct look than ever before at natural cell interactions.
(Courtesy of Osaka Metropolitan University)
A new system allows researchers to control a nematode worm with light-sensitive proteins (opsins) triggered by white, UV, and green.
Bio&Life Sciences

Controlling nematode behavior with light

Jan. 18, 2023
A new optogenetics-based system using various wavelengths of light is poised to significantly accelerate bio-related research.
Andor Technology
Bio&Life Sciences

sCMOS camera is suited for life science imaging

Jan. 2, 2023
The ZL41 sCMOS camera can transform a regular fluorescence microscope into a super-resolution microscope.