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New Microscope Is Developed to Study Single Living Cells

December 09, 2020

Physicists Nava Subedi, Shahla Nemati, Andreas Vasdekis and a group of international colleagues and systems biologists from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory combined two imaging techniques, quasi-lattice light-sheet and interferometric imaging, onto a standard inverted microscope. The new imaging system will help scientists quantify gene expression, metabolism and the location of organelles of single, living cells with ultralow phototoxicity and 3-D resolution. They published their work, which should have applications in biotechnology and evolutionary biology, in the journal Scientific Reports in November 2020.

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