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Synaptic connections and a new neuron type emerge in high-res images, which hold promise for mapping the complete connectome.

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Doors and Pores

By | December 1, 2016

The awesome architecture of the gateways to the nucleus

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Electron Micrographs Get a Dash of Color

By | November 3, 2016

A new technique creates colorful stains that label proteins and cellular structures at higher resolution than ever before possible. 

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Microscopy’s Growth Through the Years

By | October 1, 2016

From confocal fluorescence microscopy to super-resolution and live 3-D imaging, microscopes have changed rapidly since 1986.

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image: First Glimpse at Infectious Prion Shape

First Glimpse at Infectious Prion Shape

By | September 8, 2016

The preliminary structure of the misfolded protein that causes mad cow disease and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease looks like a coiled mattress spring.

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image: Thermo Fisher to Acquire FEI

Thermo Fisher to Acquire FEI

By | June 1, 2016

In a $4.2 billion deal, the science equipment giant is buying the Hillsboro, Oregon-based electron microscope maker.

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Zika Up Close

By | March 31, 2016

A detailed structure of the pathogen highlights its similarities to—and one major difference from—other flaviviruses. 

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Micro Master

By | January 1, 2015

Thomas Deerinck has been at the helm of a microscope for more than four decades. And he’s got lots to show for it, including a half a dozen placements in the Nikon Small World competition.

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Seeing Double

By | November 1, 2013

Combining two imaging techniques integrates molecular specificity with nanometer-scale resolution.  

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image: Scientists Make Retina Wiring Diagram

Scientists Make Retina Wiring Diagram

By | August 7, 2013

Researchers have created a neural wiring diagram of a chunk of mouse retina by analyzing thousands of electron microscopy images.

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