Apr. 04, 2012
A challenge in neuroscience research is to understand the mechanisms underlying synapse formation and how nerve cells contact each other to transmit information.
Most excitatory synapses in the brain are built on actin-rich dendritic protrusions called spines and, as numerous psychiatric and neurological diseases are accompanied by alterations of spine numbers or size, the elucidation of mechanisms that regulate formation and plasticity of spinous synapses is vital.
moreMar. 30, 2012
New Focus, a Newport Corporation Brand, has introduced GuideStar II, a Picomotor mirror-mount-based laser beam steering correction system.
moreMar. 29, 2012
Navitar has introduced a versatile dual view imaging system, allowing customers to simultaneously view a single subject and capture an image at multiple fields of view (FOV).
moreMar. 29, 2012
The MicroProbe Objective (MPO) lenses from Olympus are especially suited for studying the internal biology of living organisms.
The two water-immersion lenses, namely the 27x magnification IV-OB35F22W20 and the 20x IV-OB13F20W20, have an needle-like design, with the lenses housed in tips measuring 3.5 mm and 1.3 mm in diameter. This means they can be inserted into very small surgical excisions, facilitating in vivo imaging without significantly disrupting the natural state of the tissue or organ being investigated.
moreMar. 28, 2012
Rigaku Corporation has added MiniFlex 600 and MiniFlex 300 to its MiniFlex series of benchtop X-ray diffraction (XRD) analyzers.
The 5th generation MiniFlex is a general purpose X-ray diffractometer that can perform qualitative and quantitative analysis of polycrystalline materials.
Key Features of MiniFlex 600
◦ 600 W X-ray Source
◦ Fast Analysis
◦ Improved Overall Throughput
◦ D/teX High Speed detector (Optional)
moreMar. 26, 2012
Digital Surf has announced that they come together with Confovis to integrate the imaging and analyis software solution MountainsMap in Confovi´s grid-confocal measuring systems ConfoCAM LED.
moreMar. 23, 2012
Carl Zeiss has launched Auriga laser which combines the specific advantages of the Auriga CrossBeam (FIB-SEM) workstation with the capabilities of a pulsed micro-focus laser for fast ablation of material.
moreMar. 13, 2012
Spectra-Physics, a Newport Corporation brand, introduces InSight DeepSee, a new ultrafast laser system that takes multiphoton imaging to new depths. Based on patented technology, the new InSight DeepSee delivers nearly double the tuning range of existing ultrafast lasers and provides seamless access to long infrared wavelengths for deepest in vivo imaging. Robust and fully automated, InSight DeepSee provides easy-to-use, hands-off operation, freeing users to focus on their critical research. more