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Image of the Day: Lego Microscopy

By The Scientist Staff | May 16, 2018

With open-source software and Lego hardware, researchers have created a low-cost, automated method for cellular fluorescence microscopy.

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Image of the Day: Swiss Army Crustacean

By The Scientist Staff | May 2, 2018

The tools researchers used to study how this amphipod’s limbs develop could help inform our understanding of cell lineages and fates.

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Image of the Day: Malaria Hologram

By The Scientist Staff | November 5, 2017

Optical engineers have developed a portable field microscope that could aid the diagnosis of diseased cells.

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Next Generation: Super-Fast Tracking of Single Molecules

By Ruth Williams | November 23, 2016

A clever twist on a super-resolution microscopy technique improves the temporal resolution of single-molecule tracking. 

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Microscopy’s Growth Through the Years

By Jenny Rood | 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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Top 10 Innovations 2015

By The Scientist Staff | December 1, 2015

The newest life-science products making waves in labs and clinics

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Imaging Entire Organisms

By Jef Akst | October 26, 2015

A new microscope allows researchers to watch biological processes at the cellular level in 3-D in living animals. 

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2015 Top 10 Innovations: Enter Today!

By The Scientist | April 13, 2015

Submissions are officially open for this year’s Top 10 Innovations contest.

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Time-Lapse on the Cheap

By Ruth Williams | February 1, 2015

A PhD student jury-rigs a microscopy system for high-throughput cell motility assays.

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Zooming In

By Jef Akst | January 20, 2015

To improve the reach of optical microscopy, researchers are enlarging the biological features they wish to view.

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