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Optical Microscopy Shines Light On Biology
...ached that goal by improving on near-field optical scanning
microscopy, a technique that can be used to look a...he water." With the high sensitivity of near-field scanning
optical microscopy and the newly developed cantilevered probe, researchers can examine individual bi...
World's Experts Plan Global Locator Service For Environmental Information
...eparate sources. We may not be satisfied with just scanning
World Wide Web pages, just accepting the suggestions of one publisher, or just being limited to information published in English. "Libraries centuries ago confronted the same problem. They held an amazing diversity of content but had to work...
Laser Microscope At Cornell Images Serotonin In Live Cells
...ut the Cornell technology, called non-linear laser scanning
microscopy, can detect and image the serotonin and...d range of areas. Webb invented the technology for scanning
laser microscopy in 1989 with Winfried Denk, now at AT&T Bell Labs, and Jim Strickler, now at McKins...
Purdue Study Aims To Boost MRI Capabilities
...ns without causing discomfort to patients. "Faster scanning
techniques allow doctors to gather images from par...to one-and-a-half minutes," he says. Though faster scanning
techniques may bring improvements in image quality, Bourland says the combination of high-powered an...
Hopkins Engineering Undergrads' Inventions: Power Tools For Double Amputee, Military Surveillance Robot
...pensive page-turning device for the disabled;and a scanning
unit that inspects cracks inside elbow-shapedutility pipes. Four of this year's projects cannot be unveiledpublicly because of the need to protect a sponsor's patentrights. The Engineering Design Project course is taught by Andrew F.Conn, a Hopkins ...
Neurons Control Brain Immunity: Neurotrophins As Regulators Of Antigen-Presentation In Microglial Cells
...t cultures of neuronal tissue and a confocal laser scanning
microscopy based image quantification approach, Harald Neumann, Thomas Misgeld, Kenji Matsumoro and Hartmut Wekerle from the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology at Martinsried/Germany were able to shed some lig...
New Anti-Microbial Agent Destroys Anthrax
...t then degrades the spore's interior contents. In scanning
electronmicroscope images, the spores appear to explode." In his conference presentation, Hayes described how even low concentrations ofBCTP killed more than 90 percent of virulent strains of Bacillus anthracisspores in a culture dish. "We observed ...
New Studies Shed Light On Facial Features Of Popular Dinosaurs
... Witmer's project, which has involved high-tech scanning
of dinosaurfossils and dissection of their modern-...s research also has included the dissection and CT scanning
of manymodern-day animals he says have bone structures and soft tissues similar todinosaurs. ...
Virginia Tech Research Group Presents Improved Dental Materials
...(a combination of lightactivation and differential scanning
calorimetry) to measure the attributes ofnew materials developed by the Virginia Tech group. At the American Chemical Society Biennial Polymer Symposium Nov. 22-25 inWilliamsburg, Va., Virginia Tech adjunct professor Allan Shultz will present aposter...
Montana State University Scientist Contributes To Latest Dinosaur Discovery
... fragments under twomicroscopes. One is a powerful scanning
electron microscope in the university'sImage and Chemical Analysis Laboratory, which funded her project. Jackson saw a bumpy surface, straight pores and distinctive shell "units" reaching from the inside to the outside of the shell. She co...
Science Announces Top Ten Research Advances Of 1998
...including processing DNA, screening blood samples, scanning
for disease genes,and surveying gene activity in cells. Major microelectronics firms have nowentered the biochip business after taking notice of this technology's potential. Quantum Leaps: "Teleportation"-mysteriously moving people or things to adif...
Major Heart Defects Can Be Identified In Fetuses By 14 Weeks Of Gestation
...nd the neck and this can be measured by ultrasound scanning
- the more fluid that has accumulated the thicker the nuchal translucency and the greater the risk of an abnormality being present. In their study of 29,154 pregnancies, the authors report that 50 (1.7 per 1000) involved a fetus with a major heart d...
NCAR Scientists, Aircraft, Instruments Head To Indian Ocean For Climate ChangeExperiment; UCAR Directs Operations
...ing some ofthe cloud microphysical changes using a scanning
aerosol backscatterlidar, developed at NCAR and mounted on the C-130. From the aircraft thelidar can characterize cloud top and bottom. The scientists will observethe optical depth of clouds in both clear and cloudy aerosol-ladenskies. "The governmen...
'Bugscope' Gives Internet Users Anywhere Chance To Study Insects
...nology Group made a recently acquiredenvironmental scanning
electronmicroscope available to schools that are a...o take specific images of the bugs under study. A scanning
electron microscope uses sophisticated technology to examine thethree-dimensional structure of surfa...
Future uses of MicroElectricalMechanical (MEM) systems to be featured at Santa Clara show
...touch and hearing to devices. Applications include scanning
theatmosphere for toxic gases. Logic circuits contain millions of transistors with features as small as avirus, and permit devices to think and act upon what they detect. Photonics incorporates light into microdevices by relying on the ability ofcom...
Parathyroid tumors can be removed safely in outpatient procedure
... the minimally invasive technique uses radioactive scanning
prior to surgery to pinpointthe exact location of the diseased gland. A mild radioactive agent, sestamibi, is injected into theveins of a patient with hyperparathyroidism and is absorbed by the overactive gland. A gamma cameraplaced over the patien...
Team led by MSU biologist finds bacteria deep in Antarctic ice
...ructure and mineral composition using aspecialized scanning
electron microscope. They saw parts of only two large crystals in the sample. The crystals weren't orientedvertically as you would expect in a quiet lake, said MSU civil engineering professor Ed Adams. He'dhave to analyze more samples to understand...
This is your adolescent brain on alcohol
...clear. Tapert and Brown are currently using brain scanning
techniques to uncover exactly which brain regions may be most affected by heavy drinking during adolescence. "This study and the issues it raises about the influence of alcohol on neuropsychological performance in adolescents are all just the tip of ...
ASU scientists probe salamander mysteries
...icroscope. On a Friday, they spent most of the day scanning
the tissues for virus particles. To their disappointment, they found nothing. "You're looking for a needle in a haystack," warned the skeptical microscopist who assisted them. "That day we went home bummed," says Jancovich. "But we came back on Mond...
NC State scientists confirm second toxic pfiesteria species
...urface of hundreds of Pfiesteria zoospores using a scanning
electron microscope. In so doing, he found that many specimens had a different "fingerprint" - they had a four-sided structural plate on the outside of the cells where P. piscicida had a three-sided plate. "The difference between these species is th...
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