Cardiology

Insights into the dynamic ultrastructure of the heart

What happens below the cellular level when the heart contracts and relaxes has long been unexplored. Thanks to new ultra-high-resolution electron microscopy techniques, scientists can now watch the heart beating at almost ...

Oncology & Cancer

New laser scanning microscope improves cancer cell detection

Fraunhofer researchers have developed a very fast technology for determining whether a tumor has been fully removed—before the patient even leaves the operating theater. Using a combination of laser scanning microscopy ...

Neuroscience

Head-mounted microscope reaches deeper into mouse brains

Researchers have developed a miniature microscope that is designed for high-resolution 3D images inside the brains of living mice. By imaging deeper into the brain than previously possible with miniature widefield microscopes, ...

Neuroscience

An open-source miniature brain microscope

"Our dream was to invent a window into the brain, so we could see what happens inside when we're thinking, planning, feeling, and remembering," says Professor May-Britt Moser, describing conversations she and her long-term ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Study shows how cartilage interacts with the joints in our bodies

Cartilage is a fascinating substance. It coats the ends of our bones, allowing them to glide by one another at joints like our elbows and our knees. The surface it creates is about five times more slippery than ice on ice.

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Microscope

A microscope (from the Greek: μικρός, mikrós, "small" and σκοπεῖν, skopeîn, "to look" or "see") is an instrument for viewing objects that are too small to be seen by the naked or unaided eye. The science of investigating small objects using such an instrument is called microscopy. The term microscopic means minute or very small, not visible with the eye unless aided by a microscope. Anton Van Leeuwenhoek's new, improved microscope allowed people to see things no human had ever seen before.

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