Top 10 Innovations 2021
2021 Top 10 Innovations
The COVID-19 pandemic is still with us. Biomedical innovation has rallied to address that pressing concern while continuing to tackle broader research challenges.
2021 Top 10 Innovations
2021 Top 10 Innovations

The COVID-19 pandemic is still with us. Biomedical innovation has rallied to address that pressing concern while continuing to tackle broader research challenges.

The COVID-19 pandemic is still with us. Biomedical innovation has rallied to address that pressing concern while continuing to tackle broader research challenges.

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Izzy Jayasinghe stands in front of a projection of a map, looking as though she is speaking
Izzy Jayasinghe Harnesses Cutting-Edge Microscopy to Image Cells
Shawna Williams | Jul 1, 2021
The University of Sheffield researcher devises new protocols to gain molecular-level insights.
Image of the Day: Microscopic Creatures
Emily Makowski | Dec 12, 2019
View the top three winners of this year’s Nikon Small World in Motion Competition.
2019 Top 10 Innovations
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2019
From a mass photometer to improved breath biopsy probes, these new products are poised for scientific success.
Image of the Day: Meteorite Under the Scope
Emily Makowski | Oct 1, 2019
Artist Carol Roullard specializes in microcrystal photography.
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Image of the Day: Super Speedy Microscopy
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 9, 2019
Two-photon imaging captures chemical signaling between live mouse neurons on a millisecond timescale.
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Infographic: High Precision Magnetic Tweezers
Ruth Williams | Jun 1, 2019
Microscope-mounted magnets with computerized feedback control allow precision manipulations of intracellular objects.
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Intracellular Magnetic Manipulations
Ruth Williams | Jun 1, 2019
Optimized tweezers enable precise 3-D manipulations of a cell’s organelles.
Image of the Day: Under the Microscope
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 5, 2019
A virtual exhibition of C.R. Percival’s slides reveals the natural world up close.
Charting Crescents, 1910
Sukanya Charuchandra | Oct 1, 2018
James Herrick, a Chicago doctor, was the first to describe sickled red blood cells in a patient of African descent.
New US-China Tariffs Could Affect Science
Diana Kwon | Jun 27, 2018
The list of imports subject to additional taxes include products used in research, but the effect of the trade dispute is still unclear.
Image of the Day: Lego Microscopy
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.
Image of the Day: Swiss Army Crustacean
The Scientist Staff and 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.
Image of the Day: Malaria Hologram
The Scientist Staff and The Scientist Staff | Nov 5, 2017
Optical engineers have developed a portable field microscope that could aid the diagnosis of diseased cells.
Next Generation: Super-Fast Tracking of Single Molecules
Ruth Williams | Nov 23, 2016
A clever twist on a super-resolution microscopy technique improves the temporal resolution of single-molecule tracking. 
Microscopy’s Growth Through the Years
Jenny Rood | Oct 1, 2016
From confocal fluorescence microscopy to super-resolution and live 3-D imaging, microscopes have changed rapidly since 1986.
Top 10 Innovations 2015
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2015
The newest life-science products making waves in labs and clinics
Imaging Entire Organisms
Jef Akst | Oct 26, 2015
A new microscope allows researchers to watch biological processes at the cellular level in 3-D in living animals. 
2015 Top 10 Innovations: Enter Today!
The Scientist | Apr 12, 2015
Submissions are officially open for this year’s Top 10 Innovations contest.
Time-Lapse on the Cheap
Ruth Williams | Feb 1, 2015
A PhD student jury-rigs a microscopy system for high-throughput cell motility assays.