Month: May 2012

Postlipolytic Insulin-dependent Remodeling of Micro Lipid Droplets in Adipocytes

Despite the lipolysis–lipogenesis cycle being a fundamental process in adipocyte biology, very little is known about the morphological changes that occur during this process. The remodeling of lipid droplets to form micro lipid droplets (mLDs) is a striking feature of lipolysis in adipocytes, but once lipolysis ceases, the cell must regain its basal morphology. We …

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Stereo microscopes in the EU’s Plant Inspection

Exotic fruits and sun-kissed vegetables – we have long been accustomed to a huge selection of culinary delicacies that are available fresh in stores on a daily basis. Sometimes, however, these goods flown in from far away carry along unwanted passengers: pests, fungi, or viruses, which cannot be seen with the naked eye. Source link

Optical Microscopes – Some Basics

The optical microscope has been a standard tool in life science as well as material science for more than one and a half centuries now. To use this tool economically and effectively, it helps a lot to understand the basics of optics, especially of those essential components which are part of every microscope. Source link