computerized image of different layers of a cell shown at great detail
New Studies Enable a Clearer View Inside Cells
Armed with improved imaging techniques and supercomputers, researchers are generating detailed three-dimensional images of cellular structures that anyone can explore.
ABOVE: COURTESY OF STEPHAN SAALFELD
New Studies Enable a Clearer View Inside Cells
New Studies Enable a Clearer View Inside Cells

Armed with improved imaging techniques and supercomputers, researchers are generating detailed three-dimensional images of cellular structures that anyone can explore.

Armed with improved imaging techniques and supercomputers, researchers are generating detailed three-dimensional images of cellular structures that anyone can explore.

ABOVE: COURTESY OF STEPHAN SAALFELD

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Image of the Day: Early Bilaterian
Amy Schleunes | Mar 31, 2020
The newly described Ikaria wariootia was a small, wormlike creature that marked an important evolutionary step between early multicellular organisms and more complex modern animals.
3D model of a spinal tap
Image of the Day: Spinal Tap
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 29, 2019
A medical art student’s master’s project will be used to help train junior physicians to perform lumbar punctures.
Beauty Is More Than Skin Deep: 3D Imaging from Micro to Macro
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Jan 12, 2021
Lai Guan Ng will discuss how whole-skin imaging advances skin immunity research.
arabidopsis 3d tissue atlas cell network gif
Image of the Day: 3-D Tissues
Chia-Yi Hou | May 13, 2019
Scientists create an atlas of Arabidopsis cell and tissue reconstructions in three dimensions.
Image of the Day: Immune Cell In Action
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Apr 23, 2018
By combining two new microscopy technologies, researchers filmed immune cells toiling away in the inner ear of a living zebrafish.
CT Scans Reveal New Muscles in Horseshoe Crabs
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Feb 15, 2018
The chelicerates’ unique anatomical features make them useful analogs to extinct arthropods.
3-D Models Capture Endangered Species Before They Go Extinct
Joshua A. Krisch | Dec 9, 2016
With the Beastcam, conservation biologists can capture the minute details of endangered species in stunning 3-D models.
Capturing Endangered Species in All Their 3-D Grandeur
Joshua A. Krisch | Dec 9, 2016
Members of the Digital Life Project are using an array cameras to capture the minute details of endangered species.
Next Generation: World’s Smallest Camera
Megan Scudellari | Jul 27, 2011
This lens-free, pinhead-size camera could someday grace the tip of a surgery needle or take cheap 3D images of cells.