Researchers demonstrate that the technique may be used to visualise 3D specimens up to 34 tomographic sections in depth. These new results compare well with sectioned images collected from a confocal microscope but have the added advantage of strong phase contrast, which removes the need for sample labelling or staining.
Cells have their own tiny skeletons that are responsible for many important cellular functions. Scientists have developed novel fluorescent probes for imaging these important structures easily and with unprecedented resolution.
Most medicines sold today are produced biotechnologically. A new cleaning method developed at the Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology (acib) combines five purification steps and extremely facilitates the workup process. These microparticles technology is already used at Boehringer Ingelheim.
Researchers at The University of Akron are again spinning inspiration from spider silk - this time to create more efficient and stronger commercial and biomedical adhesives that could, for example, potentially attach tendons to bones or bind fractures.
Molecular 'fingerprint' for tissue taken from first isotope-enriched mouse has huge potential for scientific breakthroughs, as well as improved medical implants. Earliest research based on data has already revealed that a molecule thought to exist for repairing DNA may also in fact trigger bone formation.
Comparing the antibodies of sharks, which are very old from an evolutionary perspective, with those of humans, a team of researchers discovered stabilizing mechanisms that can also be applied to optimize custom-tailored antibodies in humans.