Month: November 2013

Live-Cell Imaging Evolves to Find New Niches

Since its introduction in the 1600s, improvements in microscope technology have continually broadened the types of cells and cellular processes that can be studied. Advances in automation have made this already-simple tool faster and more capable, and time-lapse imaging reveals function and dynamics in addition to structure. Live-cell imaging has enabled us to witness incredible …

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Video: How to Achieve Fast Precise Cutting Lines in Laser Microdissection

This video explains the laser beam deflection principle of Leica Microsystems‘ laser microdissection systems (Leica LMD). The laser, the beam expander, motorized attenuator, motorized iris diaphragm for limiting the aperture for cutting and the scan unit are situated in the instrument’s special incident light axis. The scan unit consists of two prism wedges whose thickness …

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Flow cytometer SH800 / SP6800 / Stories / Sony Design / Sony

Advancing into medical frontiers Using flow cytometry systems, researchers worldwide study stem cells and treatment of cancer, autoimmune diseases, and other conditions.Sony has entered into new territory by designing and developing this medical research equipment. Design Concept 〈 SH800 / SP6800 〉 How Sony can contribute in medicine Flow cytometry systems are specialized equipment used …

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Euro-BioImaging – the pan-European Open Access Research Infrastructure Project for Biological and Medical Imaging Technologies

The infrastructure will consist of a set of geographically distributed but strongly interlinked imaging facilities (Euro-BioImaging Nodes), which will provide open access and support for European researchers to innovative and advanced imaging technologies. Euro-BioImaging is widely supported by the European scientific community, as well as by many bio-optical manufacturers and companies that are assembled in …

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Ground Beetles Shed Light on the Environmental History of High Mountain Regions

With over 35,000 known species, ground beetles – or Carabidae – are among the most speciose groups of animals in the world. Biologist Dr. Joachim Schmidt devotes his entire scientific work to the research of these frequently very small beetles, their ecology, distribution and phylogeny. He is particularly interested in the ground beetles of high …

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Super-resolution Microscopy and the Third Dimension

Visual perception is often regarded as the most impressive of our senses. And many attempts have been made to preserve optical impressions – or enhance them to augment the fun. Optical imaging devices have one annoying disadvantage, though: the range of sharp imaging is limited. This limited range is called “depth of field”. Although even …

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