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11/25/14 | Lattice Light Sheet Is a Leap Forward for Microscopy

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A new imaging platform developed by Eric Betzig offers another leap forward for light microscopy. Lattice light sheet microscopy lets biologists see 3-D images of subcellular activity in real time.

The new technology collects high-resolution images rapidly and minimizes damage to cells, meaning it can image the three-dimensional activity of molecules, cells, and embryos in fine detail over longer periods than was previously possible.

The lattice light sheet microscope is one of the cutting-edge imaging technologies available for scientists to use at no cost through Janelia's Advanced Imaging Center.

 

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New Microscope Collects Dynamic Images of the Molecules that Animate Life, HHMI News
Weeks after winning a Nobel Prize for his microscope, Eric Betzig just revolutionized microscopy again, The Washington Post
Nobelist's New Microscope Captures Life in Action, IEEE Spectrum
High-Speed Intracellular Imaging, The Scientist
Movies Made Inside a Living Cell [VIDEO], Scientific American
New Microscope Puts the Life Back in Biology [VIDEO], National Geographic Phenomena 
New light microscope creates 3D movies inside living cells, Chemistry World