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Quantitative Evaluation of Histomorphometry
Nov. 04, 2009

Quantitative Evaluation of Histomorphometry

We use the intense light coming from a third generation synchrotron source to perform computed tomography (CT) with micro-resolution and high material contrast. This unique tool allows for shedding light on methodical errors which are involved when applying classical histomorphometry. The tomographic approach using X-rays is not only non-destructive, it also allows for an analysis in a true 3D manner. Thus, it delivers knowledge of which is important to fully understand e. g. bone regeneration.

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Microscopes for ­Interdisciplinary Research
Nov. 03, 2009

Microscopes for ­Interdisciplinary Research

For more than 30 years - on a worldwide basis - the Ergonom technology by Kurt Olbrich has been in use successfully among insiders. They see it as an excellently qualified light-microscope for most complicated tasks. At present, these special microscopes are being offered to a larger group of top microscopists.
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Confocal Microscopy
Nov. 03, 2009

Confocal Microscopy

"We are now able to take a series of photographs at slightly different focal planes or levels through a single cell or group of cells. These photographs ­result in a consecutive record of the internal architecture of the cell or cells. This accomplishment we have called "optical sectioning". ... By means of this new development a transparent specimen such as a group of cells may be sectioned optically. ... Detail above or below the focal plane does not ­interfere." [1] more
Tomographic Phase Microscopy
Nov. 03, 2009

Tomographic Phase Microscopy

In visualizing transparent biological cells and tissues, the phase contrast microscope and its related techniques have been a cornerstone of nearly every cell biology laboratory. However, phase contrast methods are inherently qualitative and lack in 3-D imaging capability. We introduce a novel tomographic microscopy for quantitative three-dimensional mapping of refractive index in live cells and tissues using a phase-shifting laser interferometric microscope with variable illumination angle.
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Low Voltage Scanning Electron Microscopy
Nov. 03, 2009

Low Voltage Scanning Electron Microscopy

The development of instrumentation for microscopy has advanced enormously in recent years and one of the critical advancements has been the development of low voltage scanning electron microscopy (LVSEM) that allows high-resolution imaging of delicate biological structures with minimal coating requirements. LVSEM provides resolution at levels that previously could only be achieved with transmission electron microscopy (TEM). more
3D Imaging of Hair
Nov. 03, 2009

3D Imaging of Hair

The appearance of hair is influenced by the 3D geometric arrangement of hair fibres. An accurate 3D representation of hair is needed for hair research to assess the effect of different treatments. X-ray microtomography (XRT) can be used for the 3D visualisation of hair arrays and the quantitative analysis of volume and shape attributes.

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From Molecules to Tissues
Nov. 03, 2009

From Molecules to Tissues

Modern optical microscopy has always represented an indispensable tool for biomedical research. One of the most relevant and successful transformations of the modern microscope is the ability to parallel an instrumental modification with the development of new assays for the determination of functional parameters. Instrument performances have been consequently optimized for the analysis of extremely heterogeneous targets, ranging from single molecules up to living organisms.
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Mesiodens
Nov. 03, 2009

Mesiodens

Supernumerary or extra teeth also result from disturbances during the initiation and proliferation stages of dental development. The most common supernumerary tooth appears in the maxillary midline and is called a mesiodens. The maxillary midline is the most common location for a supernumerary tooth, which can be almost any shape.

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