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Synergy between biology and physics drives cell-imaging technology
Developing techniques to image the complex biological systems found at the sub-cellular level has traditionally been hampered by divisions between the academic fields of biology and physics. However, a new interdisciplinary zeal has seen a number of exciting advances in super-resolution imaging technologies. (2008-06-02)

Open-access publication in JoVE receives sponsorship from Carl Zeiss MicroImaging
The Journal of Visualized Experiments will partner with Carl Zeiss Microscopy to support the sharing of scientific information through open access. (2011-10-11)

Nanoscopic Views Of The Material World
A new microscopy technique being developed at the University of Oxford is for the first time allowing scientists to look at the nanoscopic elastic properties of materials - how 'springy' each different area is. Materials scientists have for years dreamt of being able to see these properties, particularly at the joins between materials such as those found in composites, that often determine the mechanical properties of a material. (1998-12-01)

Event showcases atomic resolution microscopy
A conference to commemorate the historical development of atomic resolution microscopy will be held June 15-17 at the Nittany Lion Inn on the University Park campus in State College. (2005-05-10)

Making protein nanostructures
Dots of protein hundreds of times smaller than those in any commercial (2004-04-01)

New technique tracks individual protein movement on live cells
The piece of gold that Richard Taylor was thrilled to track down weighed less than a single bacterium. Taylor, a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute, was working to follow individual nanogold-labeled molecules that move just nanometers, billionths of a meter. (2020-02-15)

Pinpointing biomolecules with nanometer accuracy
Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) demonstrate a new approach in fluorescence microscopy that can be used to locate individual biomolecules in 3D space with nanometer-scale precision. (2019-10-21)

Measuring molecules to improve drug design
CSIRO has patented an improved microscopy method for measuring the shapes and sizes of proteins which could help scientists create new pharmaceuticals that are a better match for the proteins they target. (2009-02-05)

Revealing the structure of axons
Recent studies have shown that under the axonal membrane, rings composed of actin filaments give the structure its flexibility. But those studies had not been able to define the precise architecture of these rings. By combining two microscopy techniques, optical and electronic, French researchers have now managed to observe these rings at the molecular scale. They are formed of long braided actin filaments, braided like a Christmas wreath. (2019-12-20)

3-D nanoscale imaging made possible
In a research article '3D Nano-scale Imaging by Plasmonic Brownian Microscopy' published today in Nanophotonics, the team around Prof. Xiang Zhang from the University of California in Berkeley demonstrate a method for meeting this challenge with stunning properties. (2017-12-15)

Moving microscopic vision into another new dimension
Scientists who pioneered a revolutionary 3-D microscope technique are now describing an extension of that technology into a new dimension that promises sweeping applications in medicine, biological research, and development of new electronic devices. Their reports on so-called 4-D scanning ultrafast electron microscopy, and a related technique, appear in two papers in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. (2011-06-29)

Griffith's 3-D microscopy a research breakthrough
The understanding of diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's is set to take a step forward following groundbreaking technology at Griffith University which will enable cell analysis using automated 3D microscopy. (2012-02-17)

Helium raises resolution of whole cell imaging
Now, a new study published by Cell Press in the Oct. 4 issue of Biophysical Journal demonstrates that microscopy with helium ions may greatly enhance both surface and sub-cellular imaging. (2011-10-03)

Evaluation of microscopy techniques may help scientists to better understand ancient plants
In a paper published in PLoS ONE, scientists at the University of Illinois released their findings on what microscopy techniques are needed to identify the shape and texture of pollen grains. Because pollen morphologies often align quite closely to taxonomic groupings, understanding the appearance of ancient pollen allows scientists to better understand prehistoric flora in the context of modern-day ancestors. (2012-06-12)

Next-gen steel under the microscope
Next-generation steel and metal alloys are a step closer to reality, thanks to an international research project involving a University of Queensland scientist. The work could overcome the problem of hydrogen alloy embrittlement that has led to catastrophic failures in major engineering and building projects. (2017-03-16)

Fluorescent holography: Upending the world of biological imaging
Colorado State University researchers have designed and built a fluorescence-detection microscope that combines 3-D and high-resolution image processing that's also faster than comparable techniques. The work has been published in Optica. (2016-10-25)

Scientists confirm that chromosomes are formed by stacked layers
A new study based on electron microscopy techniques at low temperatures demonstrates that, during mitosis, chromosome DNA is packed in stacked layers of chromatin. The research, published in EMBO Journal, confirms a surprising structure proposed by UAB researchers over a decade ago, but criticized due to the limitations of the technique used. (2019-01-08)

Xpert MTB/RIF assay for the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis in children: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Microbiological confirmation of childhood tuberculosis is rare because of the difficulty of collection of specimens, low sensitivity of smear microscopy, and poor access to culture. (2015-03-23)

Inside rocks, implications for finding life on Mars
UCLA paleobiologist J. William Schopf and colleagues have produced three dimensional images of ancient fossils - 650 million to 850 million years old - preserved in rocks, an achievement never done before. If a future space mission to Mars brings rocks to Earth, the techniques Schopf has used could enable scientists to look at microscopic fossils inside the rocks for signs of life, such as organic cell walls. These techniques would not destroy the rocks. (2006-01-31)

A closer look at life: X-ray microscopy hits the sweet spot for chemical and elemental imaging
Berkeley Lab's Janos Kirz, who pioneered the development of soft x-ray microscopy and spectromicroscopy, will describe 2-D and 3-D x-ray chemical imaging of biological systems in a presentation at the 2013 AAAS annual meeting in Boston titled (2013-02-15)

Umeå University becomes national resource for advanced electron microscopy
Umeå University in Sweden will be a national resource for advanced electron microscopy thanks to a contribution of SEK 57 million. Scientists across the country will be able to use the techniques for research, including detailed studies of microorganisms that cause infectious diseases. (2014-03-28)

Tempe, LEEM Capital Of The World, Site Of International Workshop
From April 7 through 9, ASU is hosting the first International Workshop on Low Energy Electron Microscopy (LEEM). About 40 scientists from around the world are expected to attend, including all of the world's researchers in the method. ASU's research resources include three LEEMs and LEEM inventor Ernst Bauer. (1998-04-02)

'Latest spoke in the wheel' drives brain-mapping advances, reports Neurophotonics journal
A special section on 'Super-resolution Microscopy of Neural Structure and Function' in the current issue of the journal Neurophotonics presents ground-breaking new research and comprehensive review papers on a techniques enabling vital insights in understanding the brain. The journal is published by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. (2016-12-28)

Magnetic resonance microscopy research lands professor NSF award
Montana State University engineering professor Sarah Codd has won a $400,000 National Science Foundation Career Award to advance her teaching and research in magnetic resonance microscopy. (2007-02-27)

Manipulating nanoscale light in nanocavity of scanning tunneling microscope junctions
Manipulating nanoscale light in scanning tunneling microscope junctions is attained by nanofabrication of gold tips using a focused ion beam technique. Researchers at Fritz-Haber Institute, Berlin, Germany, demonstrated that a spectrum of 'nanolight' in a nanoscale plasmonic junction can be modulated with plasmonic Fabry-Pérot tips. Precise control of nanolight is of key relevance to nanoscale imaging and spectroscopy to investigate structure, dynamics, optoelectronic properties of nanomaterials and single molecules. (2019-06-06)

Virtual microscopy project wins educational technology award
The annual Educational Technology Award of the University of Helsinki has been granted to the project: Virtual microscopy as a teaching aid. Virtual microscopy can be of an educational value in all fields where microscopy is being used. The researchers are confident that virtual microscopy in the near future will become a key teaching aid, especially within the areas pathology and hematology. (2005-12-20)

Seeing the unseen with 'super-resolution' fluorescence microscopy
Thanks to new (2008-12-16)

Less is more
Protein labeling with synthetic fluorescent probes is a key technology in chemical biology and biomedical research. A sensitive and efficient modular labeling approach was developed on the basis of a synthetic small-molecule recognition unit (Ni-trisNTA) and the genetically encoded minimal protein His6-10-tag. (2015-09-10)

1 sample examined by 1,000 pathologists -- how and why?
This week, more than 800 pathologists from around Europe and the world will take part in a first of its kind, large-scale virtual microscopy slide seminar on the web. The seminar is arranged by the Biomedical Informatics Research Group from the University of Helsinki in conjunction with the 21st European Congress of Pathology, which will be held in Istanbul, Turkey. (2007-09-05)

Protection for stressed-out bacteria identified
An international team of researchers is a step closer to understanding the spread of deadly diseases such as listeriosis, after observing for the first time how bacteria respond to stress. (2008-10-08)

High-end microscopy refined
New details are known about an important cell structure: For the first time, two Würzburg research groups have been able to map the synaptonemal complex three-dimensionally with a resolution of 20 to 30 nanometres. (2020-07-01)

Study: Hearing develops in tandem with form and function
New research reveals a key insight into the development of hair bundles, the intricately complex assemblies in the inner ear responsible for hearing. Researchers found that stereocilia, roughly 100 of which are assembled into a hair bundle, widened simultaneously with the onset of mechanotransduction. The stereocilia only elongated to their mature lengths after transduction had been established. (2020-01-02)

World's most valuable brain research prize goes to inventors of revolutionary microscope
Neuroscience's answer to the Nobel Prize -- the Brain Prize -- goes to four brain researchers for the invention, development and application of the revolutionary technique two-photon microscopy. (2015-03-09)

Inflate cells to observe their inner life
Cells are made up of organelles. Being able to observe these structures represents an enormous challenge. Researchers at UNIGE have succeeded in enlarging biological samples without deforming them and revealing details at a nanometric scale, that is to say a millionth of a millimeter, an unsurpassed resolution in optical microscopy. This new technique makes it possible to visualize the architecture and composition of organelles, as well as those of protein complexes of various types. (2018-12-17)

New microscopy tracks molecules in live tissue at video rate
A novel type of biomedical imaging, made possible by new advances in microscopy from scientists at Harvard University, is so fast and sensitive it can capture (2010-12-02)

Progress in super-resolution microscopy
Does expansion microscopy deliver true-to-life images of cellular structures? That was not sure yet. A new publication in Nature Methods shows for the first time that the method actually works reliably. (2018-12-17)

Improved microscopy technique reveals new insights into cell processes
Researchers have significantly extended the resolution of live-cell Structured Illumination Microscopy (SIM), a type of microscopy that offers many benefits compared to other super resolution techniques. (2015-08-27)

A step forward in nanotechnology
A technique that will greatly improve the study of nanostructures and help shorten the development time for quantum computers and similar devices has been demonstrated by a team of University of Michigan researchers. (2001-09-21)

Uncovering microgel mysteries
Researchers successfully recorded the behavior of hydrogel microspheres (microgels) using a newly customized tool: the temperature-controlled high-speed atomic force microscopy. It was applied for the first time to the study of microgels by the team at Daisuke Suzuki Laboratory of Shinshu University. The study succeeded in observing the structural differences of microgels in differing states, which explains the variation in behavior of microgels produced under separate methods. (2019-05-30)

Orientation and the egg
In the May 1 issue of G&D, a new paper shows compelling evidence for the absence of predetermined polarity in the mouse egg. Their findings are in contrast to those who feel that the site of sperm entry determines the orientation of the future body axes. (2005-04-30)

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