Image of the Day: Birefractive Blood

As a diagnostic tool, birefringence relies on scattering polarized light off treated blood to create images like this one from an Ebola-infected sample.

The Scientist Staff
Dec 15, 2015


(See J.J. Vallooran et al., “Lipidic cubic phases as a versatile platform for the rapid detection of biomarkers, viruses, bacteria, and parasites,” Advanced Functional Materials, 2015.)


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