3D Imaging of Live Cells

New Technique Shows Living Cells In 3-D

A new method of creating 3-D images of living cells without disturbing them promises to open an unprecedented view into how they operate.

University of Illinois engineers say the technique, called white-light diffraction tomography, will let researchers watch cellular processes as they unfold, the effects of drugs and how stem cells change into specialized cells.

The technique uses conventional microscopes and white light, so scientists don’t have to bathe bacterial or other cells in dyes, other chemicals, radiation or mechanical forces that would destroy them.

Source:
http://news.illinois.edu/news/14/0121WDT_GabrielPopescu.html
Reference:
http://www.nature.com/nphoton/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nphoton.2013.350.html

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