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  1. Optical tweezers help understand important cell biology component

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    Thu, 5 Mar 2015

    The mechanical basis of mitosis ( cell division ) is an important component in cell biology , but has only been understood in fragments so far. But scientists at the Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden; Germany

  2. CELL BIOLOGY /IMAGING/ANALYSIS: Cell Bio event highlights and foretells change made possible by biophotonics

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    Tue, 10 Jan 2012

    Medical School—presented during the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) annual meeting (December 3–7, 2011)—demonstrated ..... application of various technologies for specific areas of cell biology . For instance, in separate sessions, Asylum Research and

  1. NSF Career Award hails Blanchard's cell biology achievements

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    Thu, 17 Jul 2008

    Career Award to Weill Cornell Medical College researcher Dr. Scott Blanchard in recognition of his groundbreaking work in cell biology . The award totals more than $806,000 spread over five years. Blanchard is perhaps best known for advancing fluorescence

  2. CELL BIOLOGY /FLOW CYTOMETRY: Instrumentation advances add flexibility and quantitation to flow cytometry

    Magazine Articles

    Tue, 20 Jan 2015

    cytometry, which promises to advance cell biology in important ways. Fluorescence labels have advanced cell biology and cytometry by enabling the study ..... huge boon to immunologists and other cell biology researchers currently forced to work with a limited number

  3. CELL BIOLOGY /BIOMEDICAL IMAGING: Ultraviolet becomes accessible

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    Sat, 1 May 2010

    other popular fluorescent probes with broad application in cell biology have UV absorption, they are also applicable to flow cytometry ..... ANDERS TENGHOLM is researcher at Department of Medical Cell Biology , Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, www.uu.se

  4. Cell Biology /Cardiology: Ultra-stable micromanipulators enable nanoscale force measurement

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    Wed, 14 Sep 2016

    Leading-edge heart disease research requires the capabilities of next-generation optical instrumentation. Behind the scenes, three-axis micromanipulators let researchers pick up single cells and perform molecular-level force and motion measurements.

  5. LIGHT MICROSCOPY/CELL BIOLOGY : $250 DIY light microscope tracks cell motility

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    Mon, 23 Mar 2015

    Light microscopy systems for measuring cell motility can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. But a PhD student at Brunel University London's College of Health and Life Sciences built his own inverted microscope for an estimated $250 by adapting three low-cost USB microscopes he purchased online.

  6. FLUORESCENCE MICROSCOPY/CELL BIOLOGY : The planar truth about light-sheet microscopy

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    Wed, 22 Jan 2014

    Optical sectioning with light-sheet fluorescence microscopy (LSFM) is fast and keeps cells and specimens safe.

  7. PHOTOACTIVATION/CELL BIOLOGY /THERAPY: Photo-switchable peptides promise precision control of drugs, and limited side effects

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    Wed, 17 Jul 2013

    A newly developed class of photo-switchable molecules that enable remote, noninvasive control of protein-protein interactions will serve as a prototype to develop photo-switchable drugs with side effects limited by location and time.

  8. CELL BIOLOGY /PROTEOMICS: First-ever single-cell biological laser excites imagination

    Online Articles

    Fri, 1 Jul 2011

    By engineering human embryonic kidney (HEK) cells to produce green fluorescent protein (GFP), and by placing one such cell between two mirrors to make an optical cavity with a 20 µm diameter, two Boston-based scientists have succeeded in creating the first "bio laser."

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