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An open-source microscopy method can super-resolve live cells even under low lighting.

Sukanya Charuchandra
Sukanya Charuchandra

Originally from Mumbai, Sukanya Charuchandra is a freelance science writer based out of wherever her travels take her. She holds master’s degrees in Science Journalism and Biotechnology. You can read...

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Jul 17, 2018
A 3-D super-resolution image of a single, living cell labelled with a fluorescent tag from a monkey kidney cell line

Researchers in Ricardo Henriques’s laboratory at University College London are tweaking a microscopy technique they have been developing since 2014. A cross between two types of light microscopy, this innovation is meant to super-resolve cells in three dimensions under subdued lighting that will allow for long-term live-cell imaging, for instance, to study the interactions of immune cells during infection.

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