Nov. 02, 2011
Cell motility is an essential process for most uni- and multi-cellular forms of life. The study of evolutionary ancient and thus divergent cells can yield interesting insights into our very basic understanding of molecular processes conferring cellular motility. The Plasmodium sporozoite represents a unique cell that migrates in vitro in near perfect circles due to its crescent shape. This allows the combination of high throughput imaging with reverse genetics to dissect how these cells move.
moreOct. 28, 2011
The BX3 clinical microscope system from Olympus is used for analysis and disease diagnosis in pathology and cytology. Images with accurately rendered colours are created with a true colour LED illumination technology and built in Light Intensity Manager (LIM).
moreJul. 06, 2011
Two Colorado State University laser researchers are working to develop an X-ray source for the U.S. Department of Energy that could be used in everything from X-ray free-electron lasers to biomedical imaging.
moreJul. 05, 2011
Since their discovery in 1896 , x-rays have fundamentally revolutionized science, medicine and technology. Each successive generation of x-ray machines has opened up new frontiers in science, such as the first radiographs and the determination of the structure of DNA. State-of-the-art x-ray sources, such as synchrotrons, can now produce coherent high-brightness beams of x-rays with energies greater than kiloelectronvolt, which promise a new revolution in imaging complex systems on the nanometer and femtosecond scale.
moreApr. 28, 2011
moreApr. 26, 2011
Leica Microsystems and Definiens announced a co-marketing agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, Definiens and Leica will cooperatively market their complementary products and host joint workshops and educational events. Customers will benefit from streamlined high-content image analysis, allowing them to better identify and understand pathways and mechanisms.
This partnership will cover a range of Leica microscopy hardware and Definiens XD software, which will be seamlessly integrated to optimize imaging and analysis workflows.
moreMar. 17, 2011
Asylum Research has introduced the Electrochemical Strain Microscopy (ESM) imaging technique for mapping electrochemical phenomena on the nanoscale:
moreFeb. 01, 2011
Princeton Instruments introduced a EMCCD camera solution for spectroscopy applications. The ProEM:1600 camera features 16 micron pixels in both 1600 x 200 and 1600 x 400 formats. It utilizes eXcelon technology which reduces the interference fringes that have made back-thinned EMCCDs unusable in the NIR regions.
moreJan. 26, 2011
Electrochemical Impedance Microscopy was developed due to the need for refined imaging methods for fundamental research and biomedical applications related to the study of disease. Since many important biological phenomena still elude the precision of even the most sensitive tools, despite the sophistication and range of contemporary microscopy techniques. The group's research appears in the issue of the journal Nature Chemistry.
moreJan. 25, 2011
Super Resolution Microscopy made it possible that Australian scientists have for the first time caught malaria parasites in the act of invading red blood cells. The researchers, from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute and the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), achieved this long-held aim using a combination of electron, light and super resolution microscopy, a technology platform new to Australia.