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New Technique Provides First Atomic-Scale Images of Colloidal Nanoparticles

New Technique Provides First Atomic-Scale Images of Colloidal Nanoparticles

Just as proteins are one of the basic building blocks of biology, nanoparticles can serve as the basic building blocks for next generation materials. In keeping with this parallel between biology and nanotechnology, a proven technique for determining the three dimensional structures of individual proteins has been adapted to determine the 3D structures of individual nanoparticles in solution. [More]
Researchers Report New Approach to Visualize Glucose Uptake Activity in Single Cells by Light Microscopy

Researchers Report New Approach to Visualize Glucose Uptake Activity in Single Cells by Light Microscopy

Researchers at Columbia University have reported a new approach to visualize glucose uptake activity in single living cells by light microscopy with minimum disturbance. In a recent study published in Angewandte Chemie International Edition [1], Associate Professor of Chemistry Wei Min's team developed a new glucose analogue that can mimic the natural glucose, and imaged its uptake as energy source by living cancer cells, neurons and tissues at the single cell level. [More]
US NRL Acquires Cameca 4000X Si Local Electrode Atom Probe for Nano-Scale Materials Analysis

US NRL Acquires Cameca 4000X Si Local Electrode Atom Probe for Nano-Scale Materials Analysis

The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Materials Science and Technology Division, has taken delivery of a state-of-the-art Cameca 4000X Si Local Electrode Atom Probe (LEAP), a high performance microscope that provides precise atom-by-atom dissection of a material volume, enabling true three-dimensional (3D) atomic-scale reconstructions of material microstructures. [More]
New Multispectral Microscope for Studying Impact of Experimental Drugs on Biological Samples

New Multispectral Microscope for Studying Impact of Experimental Drugs on Biological Samples

A new multispectral microscope, one capable of processing nearly 17 billion pixels representing 13 individual color channels in a single image, has been successfully demonstrated by a team of researchers from the United States and Australia. [More]
George Fox University Acquires $180,000 Leica Confocal Microscope

George Fox University Acquires $180,000 Leica Confocal Microscope

George Fox University’s Department of Biology and Chemistry added a new state-of-the-art confocal microscope in June, giving the school the distinction of being the only private Christian college on the West Coast to own the instrument. [More]
Scientists Discover New Chemical Reaction Pathway on Titanium Dioxide

Scientists Discover New Chemical Reaction Pathway on Titanium Dioxide

A research team comprising scientists from Tohoku University, RIKEN, the University of Tokyo, Chiba University and University College London have discovered a new chemical reaction pathway on titanium dioxide (TiO2), an important photocatalytic material [More]
CellaVision Receives Additional Order from US Veterinary Laboratory Chain

CellaVision Receives Additional Order from US Veterinary Laboratory Chain

CellaVision has received an additional order from a veterinary laboratory chain in the US market. The order includes equipment for the customer's laboratories and will be delivered before the end of the year. The order has a value of over SEK 30 million and is in addition to the order communicated in the last quarter of 2014 which included a delivery of instruments exceeding SEK 10 million. [More]
Electron Cryo-Microscopy Offers Extraordinary Details of Proteasome Complex

Electron Cryo-Microscopy Offers Extraordinary Details of Proteasome Complex

Scientists have pioneered the use of a high-powered imaging technique to picture in exquisite detail one of the central proteins of life - a cellular recycling unit with a role in many diseases. [More]
Stable JILA Microscope Can Accurately Track DNA Molecules for Many Hours

Stable JILA Microscope Can Accurately Track DNA Molecules for Many Hours

JILA researchers have designed a microscope instrument so stable that it can accurately measure the 3D movement of individual molecules over many hours--hundreds of times longer than the current limit measured in seconds. [More]
Cutting-Edge 3D Microscopy Helps Discover Thick Band of Microtubules in Certain Retina Neurons

Cutting-Edge 3D Microscopy Helps Discover Thick Band of Microtubules in Certain Retina Neurons

Researchers have discovered a thick band of microtubules in certain neurons in the retina that they believe acts as a transport road for mitochondria that help provide energy required for visual processing. The findings appear in the July issue of The Journal of General Physiology. [More]