Month: October 2014

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Jenny Natusch from Lancaster, UK, is an artist, a photographer, a microphotographer and most of all she is a “sandgazer”. With her totally different way of looking at things, she creates wonderful detailed images and photographs out of the dusty, brown mass we call sand, using a microscope to uncover it’s hidden beauty from all …

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Analysis of Autofluorescence in Polymorphonuclear Neutrophils: A New Tool for Early Infection Diagnosis

Diagnosing bacterial infection (BI) remains a challenge for the attending physician. An ex vivo infection model based on human fixed polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMNs) gives an autofluorescence signal that differs significantly between stimulated and unstimulated cells. We took advantage of this property for use in an in vivo pneumonia mouse model and in patients hospitalized with …

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Digital still camera DSC-KW1/KW11 / Stories / Sony Design / Sony

Creating a camera that’s a charming approach to selfies Meet the DSC-KW1/KW11, a camera with a flair for self-expression. Selfies look beautiful, as expected, but the entire shooting experience is charming – something new to appreciate in cameras. For the fun and self-expression of selfies More than ever, people are snapping shots of themselves in …

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Micropolarimetric Analysis of Guard Cell Walls in M. Koenigii versus De Novo Localized Starch Granules in Freshly-Isolated Potato Tuber

where quantum spatial hopping may be postulated for photons from y1 & z1 to y2 and z2 respectively (where y1 → y0+, z1 → z0+, y2 → y0–, and z2 → z0–, for which Ay or Az = A). From equation ➁ above, it may be observed that the plot of ∇ × E varies …

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A New Probe for Super-Resolution Imaging of Membranes Elucidates Trafficking Pathways

In the past two decades, super-resolution microscopy has been one of the fastest evolving fields through many technical improvements. However, the development of new labeling tools, probes and their biological application, is mostly lagging behind the technical capabilities. Most recently, Prof. Silvio O. Rizzoli from the Cluster of Excellence and DFGResearch Center for Nanoscale Microscopy …

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How to Clean a Coater

Coating of samples is required in the field of electron microscopy to enable or improve the imaging of samples. Compared to the traditional coater design, all parts of a Leica EM ACE Coater can be individually removed and cleaned or, if special cleanliness is needed, even exchanged for spare parts. For example, the large glass door is …

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3D STED (Stimulated Emission Depletion) Microscopy

The resolution needed to image subcellular architecture and dynamics in light microscopy is hindered by the diffraction limits as described by Ernst Abbe. Simply stated, structures smaller than 200 nanometers are lost in a blur. However, the field of super-resolution microscopy has produced methods to obtain resolution beyond this limit. Leica Microsystems has pioneered this …

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