October 26, 2013

New Microscopes at NIH Reveal Live, Developing Cells in Unprecedented 3-D Clarity

Biology moves into the third dimension, may help observe how a brain develops and viruses attack

Researchers at NIH have developed two new microscopes, both the first of their kind. The first captures small, fast moving organisms at an unprecedented rate and the second displays large cell samples in three dimensions while decreasing the amount of harmful light exposure to the cells. Both microscopes surpass in clarity any other currently on the market.