Using microscopy to systematically catalogue gene functions
Nov 06, 2014
Classical genetics has typically focused on dissecting how genes or pathways control a given process within cells. However, many genes likely play roles in multiple processes, which are potentially linked to one another. Unravelling those multiple roles and links is a pressing challenge if we are to understand how healthy cells function normally as integrated systems and, conversely, how complex cellular pathologies arise in disease and how to fix them.
Under the Microscope series - IMAGES Wanted!
Oct 16, 2014
Do you have a stunning image or video connected with or resulting from your research? Perhaps something created by a new imaging technique, high speed photography or time-lapse camera? It can be anything from the nanoscale to the astronomical.
Nobel Prize for Chemistry for Super Resolution Microscopy
Oct 16, 2014
In October 8th 2014, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2014 to Eric Betzig, Stefan W. Hell and William E. Moerner "for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy".
For a long time optical microscopy was held back by a presumed limitation: that it would never obtain a better resolution than half the wavelength of light. Helped by fluorescent molecules the Nobel Laureates in Chemistry 2014 ingeniously circumvented this limitation. Their ground-breaking work has brought optical microscopy into the nanodimension.
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