Award-Winning Footage Of The Microsopic World Around Us
This year’s Nikon Small World Motion Photomicrography Competition has given us a fascinating glimpse into the realm of the extremely tiny. Watch a flea giving birth and a zebrafish embryo developing i...
Advanced Microscopy Shows A Cell Move in 3D
Watch a cell move inside a body in stunning 3D detail. (via Seeker)
These Stunning Microscope Photos Reveal A Universe Beyond Our Reach
This year's Nikon Small World finalist photos are some of the most beautiful we've ever seen. The world we see every day is just one view of life on Earth. But microscope photography — which can recor...
UCLA Physicists Determine The Three-Dimensional Positions Of Individual Atoms For The First Time
Atoms are the building blocks of all matter on Earth, and the patterns in which they are arranged dictate how strong, conductive or flexible a material will be. Now, scientists at UCLA have used a pow...
Technology transforms Cell Phone Into High-Powered Microscope
New technology that transforms a cell phone into a powerful, mobile microscope could significantly improve malaria diagnoses and treatment in developing countries that often lack the resources to addr...
New Electron Microscopes Will Capture Images At Subnanometer Resolution
Rice University, renowned for nanoscale science, has installed microscopes that will allow researchers to peer deeper than ever into the fabric of the universe. The Titan Themis scanning/transmission ...
New Microscope Technique Could Speed Identification Of Deadly Bacteria
A new way of rapidly identifying bacteria, which requires a slight modification to a simple microscope, may change the way doctors approach treatment for patients who develop potentially deadly infect...
Researchers Build New Fermion Microscope
Fermions are the building blocks of matter, interacting in a multitude of permutations to give rise to the elements of the periodic table. Without fermions, the physical world would not exist. Example...
Thermal Shift Assay
A thermal shift assay quantifies the change in thermal denaturation temperature of a protein under varying conditions. The differing conditions that can be examined are very diverse, e.g. pH, salts, a...
Light sheet fluorescence microscopy
Light sheet fluorescence microscopy (LSFM) is a fluorescence microscopy technique with an intermediate optical resolution, but good optical sectioning capabilities and high speed. In contrast to epifl...
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Trichrome stain
A Trichrome stain is a stain including three colored components. See Trichrome article for more information.It is a general name for a number of techniques for the selective demonstration of muscle, c...
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Von Kossa Stain
The von Kossa stain is used to quantify mineralization in cell culture and tissue sections.
The method was originally developed by von Kossa, and underwent several modifications. The stain princip...
Bacteriological water analysis
Bacteriological water analysis is a method of analysing water to estimate the numbers of bacteria present and, if needed, to find out what sort of bacteria they are. It represents one aspect of water ...
Aseptic technique
Asepsis is the state of being free from disease-causing contaminants (such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites) or, preventing contact with microorganisms. The term asepsis often refers to tho...
Viability assay
A viability assay is an assay to determine the ability of organs, cells or tissues to maintain or recover viability. Viability can be distinguished from the all-or-nothing states of life and death by ...
Streaking (microbiology)
In microbiology, streaking is a technique used to isolate a pure strain from a single species of microorganism, often bacteria. Samples can then be taken from the resulting colonies and a microbiologi...
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Time-lapse microscopy
Time-lapse microscopy is time-lapse photography applied to microscopy.Microscope image sequences are recorded and then viewed at a greater speed togive an accelerated view of the microscopic process.B...
Time-lapse microscopy - Wikipedia
ATP test
The ATP test is a process of rapidly measuring actively growing microorganisms through detection of adenosine triphosphate, or ATP.
ATP is a molecule found in and around living cells, and as such ...
Axenic
In biology, axenic describes the state of a culture in which only a single species, variety, or strain of organism is present and entirely free of all other contaminating organisms. The earliest axeni...
Gentamicin protection assay
The gentamicin protection assay or survival assay or invasion assay is a method used in microbiology. It is used to quantify the ability of pathogenic bacteria to invade eukaryotic cells.The assay is ...
Synchronous culture
A synchronous or synchronized culture is a microbiological culture or a cell culture that contains cells that are all in the same growth stage.Since numerous factors influence the cell cycle, some of ...
Hydrodynamic focusing
Hydrodynamic focusing is a technique used to provide more accurate results from flow cytometers or Coulter counters for determining the size of bacteria or cells.Measuring particlesCells are counted a...
Database of Molecular Motions
The Database of Macromolecular Motions (molmovdb) is a bioinformatics database that attempts tocategorize macromolecular motions, sometimes also known as conformational change.It was original develope...
Lattice light-sheet microscopy
Lattice light-sheet microscopy is a modified version of light sheet fluorescence microscopy that increases image acquisition speed while decreasing damage to cells caused by phototoxicity. This is ac...
Warthin-Starry stain
The Warthin–Starry stain (WS) is a silver nitrate-based staining method (a silver stain) used in histology. It was first introduced in 1920 by American pathologists Aldred Scott Warthin (1866-1931) an...
Warthin-Starry stain - Wikipedia
Bacterial inhibition assay
A bacterial inhibition assay is an assay that uses bacterial colony growth as a semi quantitative indicator to measure the concentration of a product in a sample.
The Guthrie bacterial inhibition ...
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Digital holographic microscopy
Digital holographic microscopy (DHM) is digital holography applied to microscopy. Digital holographic microscopy distinguishes itself from other microscopy methods by not recording the projected image...
Digital holographic microscopy - Wikipedia