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3D microscope developed by team of US researchers

Researchers from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in the US State of Maryland have demonstrated a striking 3D microscope.

The device can take pictures of living cells in unprecedented detail while giving a unique look into life at the microscopic scale.

Images captured by the microscope include the division of chromosomes during cell division, the wispy membrane around a living cell, and the detailed movement of cancer-signalling protein.

Video courtesy E. Betzig, T. Planchon, and L. Gao, Janelia Farm

  • 04 Mar 2011