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IT Management

Special Lens Turns Smartphone into Microscope

2015 08 May

University of Houston researchers have found an easy (and inexpensive) way to transform a smartphone into a microscope: an optical lens made of polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS). The lens, which attaches directly to a smartphone camera lens, can magnify images by a magnitude of 120 — all for just 3 cents a lens. "Our lens can transform a smartphone camera... Read more

IMAGING Management

New Method Enlarges Tissue Samples, Enabling High-Res Imaging

2015 17 Jan

MIT researchers have developed a new technique that allows biological specimens to be physically magnified and then imaged at high resolution without needing to use very powerful — and often expensive — microscopes. This new method enlarges tissue samples by embedding them in an expandable polymer gel made of polyacrylate. The expansion microscopy... Read more

Lab Management

New Microscope Peers Through Dense Tissue

2014 17 Sep

Researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Science (Rehovot, Israel) have developed a powerful technique to focus laser light through even the densest of surroundings without using fluorescent proteins as “guide stars”, which are often invasive and provide little clarity. The technique makes use of a special version of an adaptive optics microscope... Read more