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2012-02-06 20:37:38

Max Planck scientists in Göttingen have for the first time made finest details of nerve cells in the brain of a living mouse visible. To explore the most intricate structures of the brain in order to decipher how it functions — Stefan Hell´s team of researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen has made a significant step closer to this goal. Using the STED microscopy developed by Hell, the scientists have, for the first...

2012-02-01 20:52:49

Affinity capture devices provide a platform for viewing cancer cells and other macromolecules in dynamic, life-sustaining liquid environments A photograph of a polar bear in captivity, no matter how sharp the resolution, can never reveal as much about behavior as footage of that polar bear in its natural habitat. The behavior of cells and molecules can prove even more elusive. Limitations in biomedical imaging technologies have hampered attempts to understand cellular and molecular...

2012-02-01 16:03:55

A recently published article in Nature Chemistry by a research team at Stockholm University and the Polytechnic University of Valencia in Spain presents a new porous material that evinces unique properties for converting gasoline directly into diesel World fuel consumption is shifting more and more to diesel at the expense of gasoline. A recently published article in Nature Chemistry by a research team at Stockholm University and the Polytechnic University of Valencia in Spain presents a...

Image 1 - Under The Electron Microscope – A 3-D Image Of An Individual Protein
2012-01-26 04:55:45

The high resolution of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory´s Gang Ren When Gang Ren whirls the controls of his cryo-electron microscope, he compares it to fine-tuning the gearshift and brakes of a racing bicycle. But this machine at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)´s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is a bit more complex. It costs nearly $1.5 million, operates at the frigid temperature of liquid nitrogen, and it is allowing scientists to see what no one...

2012-01-02 14:30:00

The handheld Dino-Lite AM4113T-GFBW is a critical benefit to geneticists and bio-engineering researchers. Roanoke, Virginia (PRWEB) January 02, 2012 Microscope.com, in partnership with BigC.com, is pleased to introduce the Dino-Lite AM4113T-GFBW to the world of microscopy. With blue LEDs for excitation and a 510nm emission filter, this new microscope can observe green fluorescence protein (GFP) activity in live cells, a critical benefit to the geneticist or bio-engineering researcher. In...

2011-12-27 08:00:00

Mecan USA Inc., the US subsidiary for Mecan Imaging Inc. (Japan), today announced the new E-commerce site dedicated to US customers. Van Nuys, CA (PRWEB) December 27, 2011 When Mat Kitahara (CEO of Mecan Imaging Inc., and Mecan USA Inc.) retired from Polaroid where he spent most of his career, he was 50 years old with 3 children who have yet to graduate from college. His future looked bleak to everyone around him. However, contrary to the gloomy atmosphere surrounding society at large, Mat...

2011-12-21 22:25:00

Ranked #1 for Best Online Microscope Store by TopTenReviews Roanoke, VA (PRWEB) December 21, 2011 Microscope.com, a leading e-commerce retailer of compound, digital and stereo microscopes for everyday use, recently won the TopTenReviews.com âœGold Awardâ for the fourth consecutive year, in recognition as the best microscope retailer online. The company's fourth year of recognition comes on the celebration of the 13th anniversary of its founding by an...

2011-11-09 22:36:30

Not to pick up electrons, but tweezers made of electrons. A recent paper by researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Virginia (UVA) demonstrates that the beams produced by modern electron microscopes can be used not just to look at nanoscale objects, but to move them around, position them and perhaps even assemble them. Essentially, they say, the tool is an electron version of the laser "optical tweezers" that have become a standard...

2011-11-08 22:20:20

For every medical student, examining specimens under the microscope is part of the syllabus. However, the opening hours of the labs and the number of enlargers are limited. Thanks to a new online platform, students are now able to learn with greater flexibility and independence. Under the microscope lies a specimen of a liver. Deep in concentration, a student is analyzing the structure of the tissue when the university official asks her to finish up — the lab is about to close. This...

2011-11-01 14:53:54

Proteins caught 'in action' in intact cells using new electron microscopy technique Proteins are literally the movers and the shakers of the intracellular world. If DNA is the film director, then they are the actors. And much can be learned about cell function — and dysfunction — by watching proteins on the move. Until now, scientists have only been able to see this process indirectly. Now researchers at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., have come up with a...


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