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FEI, University of Ulm and CEOS Collaborate to Develop Sub-Angström Low-Voltage Electron Microscope

FEI, University of Ulm and CEOS Collaborate to Develop Sub-Angström Low-Voltage Electron Microscope

FEI announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Germany's University of Ulm and Heidelberg-based CEOS GmbH to develop a sub-Ǻngström low-voltage electron microscope, in the frame of Uni-Ulm's SALVE project. [More]
Disposable Molecular Ruler Helps Determine Length of Bacteria’s Nanoscopic Needle

Disposable Molecular Ruler Helps Determine Length of Bacteria’s Nanoscopic Needle

When a salmonella bacterium attacks a cell, it uses a nanoscopic needle to inject it with proteins to aid the infection. If the needle is too short, the cell won’t be infected. Too long, and the needle breaks. Now, University of Utah biologists report how a disposable molecular ruler or tape measure determines the length of the bacterial needle so it is just right. [More]
INRS Professor Honored with 2015 Herzberg Medal for Contributions in Ultrafast Molecular Imaging

INRS Professor Honored with 2015 Herzberg Medal for Contributions in Ultrafast Molecular Imaging

Professor François Légaré of the INRS Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre has been awarded the 2015 Herzberg Medal by the Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) in recognition of his outstanding contributions in ultrafast molecular imaging and the development of high peak power infrared lasers for high harmonic generation and tissue imaging using optical nonlinear microscopy. [More]
Phenomenal ‘Image Fusion’ of Mass Spectrometry and Microscopy

Phenomenal ‘Image Fusion’ of Mass Spectrometry and Microscopy

Vanderbilt University researchers have achieved the first “image fusion” of mass spectrometry and microscopy — a technical tour de force that could, among other things, dramatically improve the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. [More]
CIDETEQ Utilizes Nanotechnology to Help Solve Problems at the Macroscopic Level

CIDETEQ Utilizes Nanotechnology to Help Solve Problems at the Macroscopic Level

As if they were tailored suits, the Center for Research and Technological Development in Electrochemistry (CIDETEQ), in Tijuana (north of Mexico), works to serve various types of industry. For the aerospacial sector it develops coating procedures and analyzes corrosion rates of materials used in aircrafts; for the medical sector it analyzes the material of probes and water quality, and for the automotive, wheels chroming, among others. [More]
Super-Resolution Microscopy Helps Visualise and Count the Smallest Units in the Genome

Super-Resolution Microscopy Helps Visualise and Count the Smallest Units in the Genome

In 1953 Watson and Crick first published the discovery of the double helix structure of the DNA. They were able to visualize the DNA structure by means of X-Ray diffraction. Techniques, such as electron microscopy, allowed scientists to identify nucleosomes, the first and most basic level of chromosome organisation. Until now it was known that our DNA is packaged by regular repeating units of those nucleosomes throughout the genome giving rise to chromatin. [More]
Scientists Explain Light-Induced Degradation of Lead Red in Van Goghs Paintings

Scientists Explain Light-Induced Degradation of Lead Red in Van Goghs Paintings

Red lead is most familiar to us in orange-red rustproof paint. Artists have treasured the brilliant color of this pigment for their paintings since ancient times. However, various ageing processes cause discoloration of the saturated hue over time. [More]
3D Cell Explorer Microscope Uses MRI-Like Technology to See Inside Living Cells

3D Cell Explorer Microscope Uses MRI-Like Technology to See Inside Living Cells

The major limitation of microscopy is light itself: if we want to see an object smaller than the wavelength of visible light, we cannot use conventional optics. When it comes to imaging cells, the problems compound, since cells often require chemical processing beforehand in order to make them suitable for viewing under a microscope. [More]
Real-Time Nanoscale Images of Lithium Dendrite Structures That Degrade Batteries

Real-Time Nanoscale Images of Lithium Dendrite Structures That Degrade Batteries

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have captured the first real-time nanoscale images of lithium dendrite structures known to degrade lithium-ion batteries. The ORNL team’s electron microscopy could help researchers address long-standing issues related to battery performance and safety. [More]
The Brain Prize Awarded for Invention and Development of Two-Photon Microscopy

The Brain Prize Awarded for Invention and Development of Two-Photon Microscopy

The world's most valuable (€1m) neuroscience prize, The Brain Prize has been awarded, to four scientists, Winfried Denk and Arthur Konnerth (Germany), and Karel Svoboda and David Tank (USA), for the invention and development of two-photon microscopy, a transformative tool in brain research. [More]
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