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Medical Imaging: Speeding Removal of Non-melanoma Skin Cancers
Jan. 30, 2014

Medical Imaging: Speeding Removal of Non-melanoma Skin Cancers

A common surgery for non-melanoma skin cancer, known as Mohs surgery, typically achieves excellent results but can be a long process, as the surgeon successively removes the area of concern until the surrounding tissue is free of cancer. To determine whether further tissue removal is necessary, the borders of the lesion must be processed in a laboratory to check for residual cancer tissue -- a process that takes 20 - 45 minutes and is often repeated numerous times. Now, NIBIB-funded researchers have used strip mosaicing confocal microscopy to analyze removed tissue rapidly right in the clinic -- dramatically reducing the length, inefficiency, and expense of this procedure.
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White-Light Diffraction Tomography: Looking into Cells without Using Dyes
Jan. 29, 2014

White-Light Diffraction Tomography: Looking into Cells without Using Dyes

Living cells are ready for their close-ups, thanks to a new imaging technique that needs no dyes or other chemicals, yet renders high-resolution, three-dimensional, quantitative imagery of cells and their internal structures - all with conventional microscopes and white light. Called white-light diffraction tomography (WDT), the imaging technique opens a window into the life of a cell without disturbing it and could allow cellular biologists unprecedented insight into cellular processes, drug effects and stem cell differentiation. The team of University of Illinois researchers, led by electrical and computer engineering and bioengineering professor Gabriel Popescu, published their results in Nature Photonics.
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4th Euro AFM Forum
Jan. 28, 2014

4th Euro AFM Forum

Asylum Research, an Oxford Instruments company, in conjunction with Georg-August Universität Göttingen, announces the 4th Euro AFM Forum. The meeting will  take place in Göttingen from 17-19 March 2014 . The Euro AFM Forum is organized as a venue where researchers can share and exchange cutting-edge AFM research in both material and life science disciplines.
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Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy: Improving Imaging at the Atomic Scale
Jan. 27, 2014

Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy: Improving Imaging at the Atomic Scale

When capturing images at the atomic scale, even tiny movements of the sample can result in skewed or distorted images - and those movements are virtually impossible to prevent. Now microscopy researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new technique that accounts for that movement and eliminates the distortion from the finished product.
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Medical Imaging: Breakthrough in Fiber-optical Two-photon Fluorescence Endoscopy
Jan. 25, 2014

Medical Imaging: Breakthrough in Fiber-optical Two-photon Fluorescence Endoscopy

A breakthrough technique for super-resolution 3D medical imaging of living cells has been developed by researchers at Swinburne University of Technology. The new technique potentially could aid in minimally-invasive surgery and the early detection of cancer. The research is published in Scientific Reports.
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Advanced Training: Microscopy Courses at the EMBL in 2014
Jan. 24, 2014

Advanced Training: Microscopy Courses at the EMBL in 2014

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany offers a lot of different training courses in the field of microscopy.
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New Probe Allows Real-time Imaging of Electrode-liquid Electrolyte Interface
Jan. 23, 2014

New Probe Allows Real-time Imaging of Electrode-liquid Electrolyte Interface

A new imaging capability provides direct probing of the solid electrode-liquid electrolyte interface enables, for the first time, a way to investigate the surface region and diffused layer region with chemical speciation in liquids in situ using surface-sensitive techniques. Developed by scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and EMSL, the electrochemical probe, or E probe, combines microfluidic, chemical physics, electrochemistry and sensitive surface techniques. The research appeared as a Technical Innovation article the journal Lab on a Chip.
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Jan. 23, 2014

Frontiers of Knowledge Award for Enhancing the Resolving Power of Electron Microscopy

The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Basic Sciences category goes in this sixth edition to German physicists Maximilian Haider, Harald Rose and Knut Urban for "greatly enhancing the resolving power of electron microscopy by developing aberration-corrected electron optics, a breakthrough enabling subatomic precision."
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