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Image 1 - ePetri Is A Smarter Petri Dish
2011-10-04 04:49:53

Device can be used for medical diagnostics, to image cell growth continuously The cameras in our cell phones have dramatically changed the way we share the special moments in our lives, making photographs instantly available to friends and family. Now, the imaging sensor chips that form the heart of these built-in cameras are helping engineers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) transform the way cell cultures are imaged by serving as the platform for a "smart" petri dish....

Image 1 - iPhone Transformed Into  High-quality Medical Imaging Device
2011-10-03 09:49:20

Advanced, life-saving capabilities become a simple add-on to handheld technology you already use In a feat of technology tweaking that would rival MacGyver, a team of researchers from the University of California, Davis has transformed everyday iPhones into medical-quality imaging and chemical detection devices. With materials that cost about as much as a typical app, the decked-out smartphones are able to use their heightened senses to perform detailed microscopy and spectroscopy. The...

Portable Microscope Detects Bacteria Using Holograms
2011-09-02 04:39:25

  Engineers at UCLA have developed an inexpensive, portable, lensless microscope. This microscope may find its use in improving health care and sanitation in areas where sophisticated equipment is unavailable or unusable. The details of the microscope were published in the open-source journal Biomedical Optics Express. BBC News reports that the microscope uses lasers and sophisticated mathematics, instead of lenses, to develop a holographic image that identifies bacteria or...

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2011-08-09 07:27:52

By Kim McDonald, UC San Diego Physicists at UC San Diego have developed a new kind of X-ray microscope that can penetrate deep within materials like Superman's fabled X-ray vision and see minute details at the scale of a single nanometer, or one billionth of a meter. But that's not all. What's unusual about this new, nanoscale, X-ray microscope is that the images are not produced by a lens, but by means of a powerful computer program. The scientists report in a paper published in this week's...

2011-06-30 00:00:27

A new multi-technique microscope integrates atomic force microscopy and advanced optical profilometry. The unique system combination provides an extremely wide range of metrology capabilities, unmatched by any other instrument. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) June 29, 2011 Nanoscience Instruments announces an integrated 3D optical microscope and atomic force microscope (AFM) system. The new system combines a compact Nanosurf LensAFM with an advanced Zeta Instruments optical profiler. This unique...

2011-06-08 21:57:28

Electrical engineers have long been toying with the idea of designing biological molecules that can be directly integrated into electronic circuits. University of Pennsylvania researchers have developed a way to form these structures so they can operate in open-air environments, and, more important, have developed a new microscope technique that can measure the electrical properties of these and similar devices. The research was conducted by Dawn Bonnell, Trustee Chair Professor and director...

2011-06-06 15:41:29

Molecular mechanism driving the immune response identified for the first time Using the only microscope of its kind in Australia, medical scientists have been able for the first time to see the inner workings of T-cells, the front-line troops that alert our immune system to go on the defensive against germs and other invaders in our bloodstream. The discovery overturns prevailing understanding, identifying the exact molecular 'switch' that spurs T-cells into action "” a breakthrough...

2011-04-06 11:09:31

UCSD scientists modify plant protein to provide a way to see the previously unseen Modifying a protein from a plant much favored by science, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and colleagues have created a new type of genetic tag visible under an electron microscope, illuminating life in never-before-seen detail. Led by Nobel laureate Roger Tsien, PhD, Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator and UCSD professor of pharmacology, chemistry and...

2011-04-01 01:09:33

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a way to measure the wear and degradation of the microscopic probes used to study nanoscale structures in situ and as it's happening. Their technique can both dramatically speed up and improve the accuracy of the most precise and delicate nanoscale measurements done with atomic force microscopy (AFM). If you're trying to measure the contours of a surface with a ruler that's crumbling away as you work, then...

2011-03-31 07:55:00

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Olympus America Inc. and Leica Microsystems GmbH of Wetzlar, Germany have signed a nonexclusive worldwide licensing agreement allowing Leica to access an extensive portfolio of patents held by Olympus in the field of digital pathology and virtual microscopy. The patents included in the licensing deal cover methods and equipment for creating, storing and delivering virtual microscopy slides. The technology enables individuals to view and...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.