Jun. 15, 2013
Olympus has launched cellVivo, a modular and flexible incubation system for precise and ergonomic environmental control of advanced live cell imaging.
The system is fully adaptable for basic and high-end IX3 microscope systems alike, offers precise control of environmental conditions, as well as user-friendly remote monitoring.
moreJun. 11, 2013
For excitable cells in which signaling events occur in milliseconds, a mathematical formalism for pixel-wise fitting generates virtually pixel noise-free image sequences from high-speed 2-dimensional confocal data. This approach provides novel insight into cardiac excitation-contraction coupling and its pathophysiology. Such an analytical approach can be extended into other biological systems to uncover otherwise inaccessible features of subcellular signal transduction in living cells.
moreJun. 08, 2013
The symposium "Seeing is Believing - Imaging the Processes of Life" will take place at the EMBL Advanced Training Centre, Heidelberg, Germany from October 3 - 6, 2013. With the symposium we aim to bring together the leading developers of imaging methods with cutting edge applications that illustrate how imaging can answer biological questions. We will place emphasis on methods that are able to capture the dynamics of life and aim to span the whole range from molecular resolution to imaging of whole organisms.
moreMay. 27, 2013
Breaking the mould of traditional microscopy, Olympus introduces its new open source concept with the IX3 series of microscope frames. Designed around an accessible infinite light path, the customisable frames have a swappable deck design similar to a chest of drawers. This allows microscope users to easily build and modify their own systems with interchangeable optical modules easily slipped in and out of the light path. The IX3 Video Tutorial demonstrates the open source concept, showing how the frames are effortlessly modified, for potentially limitless live cell imaging applications.
moreMay. 06, 2013
In science, many of the most interesting events occur at a scale far smaller than the unaided human eye can see. Medical researchers might realize a range of breakthroughs if they could look deep inside living biological cells, but existing methods for imaging either lack the desired sensitivity and resolution or require conditions that lead to cell death, such as cryogenic temperatures. Recently, however, a team of Harvard University-led researchers working on DARPA's Quantum-Assisted Sensing and Readout (QuASAR) program demonstrated imaging of magnetic structures inside of living cells. Using equipment operated at room temperature and pressure, the team was able to display detail down to 400 nanometers, which is roughly the size of two measles viruses.
moreFeb. 13, 2013
Two young EPFL scientists have developed a device that can create 3D images of living cells and track their reaction to various stimuli without the use of contrast dyes or fluorophores. In the world of microscopy, this advance is almost comparable to the leap from photography to live television. The EPFL researchers, Yann Cotte and Fatih Toy, have designed a device that combines holographic microscopy and computational image processing to observe living biological tissues at the nanoscale. Their research is being done under the supervision of Christian Depeursinge, head of the Microvision and Microdiagnostics Group in EPFL's School of Engineering. The results were pulished in Nature Photonics.
moreJan. 24, 2013
Toshio Ando and co-workers at Kanazawa University have developed and used High-speed Atomic Force Microscopy (HS-AFM) to increase our understanding of several protein systems through microscopic movies of unprecedented spatial and temporal resolution.
moreJan. 10, 2013
The 8th annual meeting of the European Society for Molecular Imaging (ESMI) will take place from 26-28 May 2013 in Torino, Italy. Molecular imaging is rapidly moving to multimodality approaches, integrating nuclear, radiological and microscopic imaging. To acknowledge this trend, the ESMI strives to integrate the themes of in vivo and molecular microscopy into existing activities of molecular imaging. Novel avenues we recognize include intravital microscopy of disease processes in live animals, fluorescence-guided surgery, and endoscopic detection of diseased tissue.
moreDec. 17, 2012
Olympus has introduced the FluoView FV1200 confocal laser scanning microscope which is optimized for live cell imaging.
moreOct. 17, 2012
Olympus has introduced the IX3 series of inverted research microscope systems for effortless, intuitive live cell imaging and clinical analysis.
This includes the fully automated IX83 for high-end research applications, the flexible IX73, which can be configured in manual, semi-motorized or motorized modes, and the easy-to-use IX53 with fluorescent capabilities, which is optimized for the routine examination of tissue samples.