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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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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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New Structure Found in Human Cornea

By | June 14, 2013

The discovery of a thin, durable layer near the back of the cornea may lead to safer corneal surgeries.


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Week in Review: April 15–19

By | April 19, 2013

Measuring consciousness; unethical data splitting; the deliciousness of beer; autism mutations linked to cannabinoid signaling; arming animals against electron microscopes


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Nano-suit Protects Animals from Vacuum

By | April 15, 2013

A protective barrier built from detergent and plasma allows living creatures to be viewed under a scanning electron microscope.

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Start It Up

By | April 1, 2013

Young researchers who left the academic path to transform their bright ideas into thriving companies discuss their experiences, and how you can launch your own business.

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Like Father, Like Son

By | October 1, 2012

A 10-year-old boy spends his summer vacation helping his chemist dad solve the structure of complicated materials.


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Milling Magic

By | August 1, 2012

Ion beams carve slices in frozen cells, giving biologists an interior view.

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Bubble Vision

By | May 1, 2012

Turning a liability into an asset, cryo-electron microscopists exploit an artifact to probe protein structure.



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