Jan. 29, 2014
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.
moreJan. 25, 2014
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.
moreJan. 17, 2014
Scientists from the University of Göttingen have developed a new technique which allows for observing the motion of living cells with a resolution that hadn't been possible before. The new optical method enables scientists to trace the motion of individual cells with the spatial resolution of a millionth part of a millimeter in real time. Until now, the changes in a living cell's shape could only be measured with the accuracy of a little better than a thousandth part of a millimeter. The details were published in the journal Nature Photonics.
moreJan. 06, 2014
The 14th European Light Microscopy Initiative (ELMI2014) conference will be held in Oslo, Norway from May 20-23, 2014. ELMI is an internationally recognized meeting on Light Microscopy and offers a unique combination of lectures, exhibitions and hands-on workshops organized by leading microscopy companies. The meeting is aimed at a life sciences audience and specifically focuses on close collaborative interactions between companies, developers and researchers. Imaging methods from a wide range of research fields will be presented that are relevant to both new and expert users of electronic and photonic methods.
moreNov. 28, 2013
Bioaxial, developers of super-resolution fluorescence microscopy for the extended imaging of live cells, announces the completion of a € 1.9 million equity investment by three new large investors; Amorcage Technologique Investissement, Inserm Transfert Initiative and Viveris Management plus a range of individual investors.
moreNov. 25, 2013
A novel optical concept for a spinning disk confocal microscope is presented, which warrants maximal optical quality, speed and usability. It employs a single disk only instead of two, and it uses micromirrors instead of microlenses, thus minimizing chromatic aberrations and yielding an uncompromised performance over the full visible range from 405 - 700 nm. Careful optimization of coupling optics result in flat and homogenous illumination free of speckle artifacts, and the full optical performance is maintained over the full field of view.
moreNov. 12, 2013
Optimized for Microscopy
This new Scientific CMOS camera is optimized for fluorescence microscopy and features faster frame rates and lower noise. optiMOS delivers 10 x the time resolution of CCD cameras without trading off on resolution or sensitivity.
moreNov. 12, 2013
In contrast to fluorescence methods, bioluminescence microscopy does not need excitation by light. As photon emission results from a chemical reaction, results are highly specific and quantifiable. Until recently bioluminescence microscopy was difficult to approach as a result of rather dim signal intensities. Due to better probes and especially thanks to better and more specific instrumentation this technique has now become much more accessible and can in many situations outperform fluorescent approaches.
moreOct. 29, 2013
After the successful FOM2013 conference held in Maastricht, the Netherlands this year, it is a pleasure to announce Focus On Microscopy 2014. It will take place in Sydney, Australia in the week before Easter from Sunday April 13 to Wednesday April 16, 2014.
moreSep. 20, 2013
Scientists seeking new ways to fight cancer often try to understand the subtle, often invisible, changes to DNA, proteins, cells, and tissue that alter the body's normal biology and cause disease. Now, to aid in that fight, a team of researchers has developed a sophisticated new optical imaging tool that enables scientists to look deep within tumors and uncover their inner workings. In experiments that will be described at Frontiers in Optics (FiO), The Optical Society's (OSA) Annual Meeting, Dai Fukumura and his colleagues will present new optical imaging techniques to track the movement of molecules, cells, and fluids within tumors; examine abnormalities in the blood vessel network inside them; and observe how the tumors were affected by treatments.