Peeking into the brain

Scientists devised a new experimental technique that produces some of the best functional images ever taken of the human brainstem, the most primitive area of the brain.

Seeing jazz happen

When jazz musicians are engaged in the highly creative and spontaneous activity known as improvisation, a large region of the brain involved in monitoring one's performance is shut down.

Structure of protein collagen

The structure and behaviour of one of the most common proteins in our bodies has been resolved at a level of detail never before seen.

Electron filmed, a first

Now it is possible to see a movie of an electron. The movie shows how an electron rides on a light wave after just having been pulled away from an atom.

Modified electron microscope

A new electron microscope enables scientists to form images that uniquely identify individual atoms in a crystal and see how those atoms bond to one another.

Tracing emotions in brain

First came direct marketing, then focus groups. Now, advertisers, with the help of neuroscientists, are closing in on the holy grail: mind reading.

First chikungunya model

Researchers have developed the first animal model of the infection caused by chikungunya virus, an emerging arbovirus associated with large-scale epidemics.

3-D molecule folding breakthrough

By physically pulling on RNA, scientists have determined for the first time how to use directly applied force to determine how a molecule...

Exploring consciousness

The scientists have made a significant step into the understanding of conscious perception, by showing how single neurons react to images.

Optimal band imaging

A study shows that optimal band imaging used with an endoscope provided images that clearly identified depressed-type early gastric cancer.

Assays speed up identification

QChip has produced a new PCR tool which speeds up bacterial identification based on PCR amplification of the widely used 16S ribosomal RNA gene.

Doubling imaging speed shows rapid wetting

By keeping track of the latest improvements in digital camera technology, KSV Instruments can now offer a substantial increase in imaging speed from 30 to 60 frames per second.

New technologies drive cell identification and selection

Technologies for cell biology are bringing new efficiencies to the process of biotherapeutic discovery and Genetix platforms are playing key roles.

More efficiency in routine medicine: Luminos Fusion 2-in-1 system with flat panel detector

At the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) in Vienna, Austria, Siemens will introduce a new system for the mid-range price segment that can do both full-digital fluoroscopy and radiography.

Phase Focus signs licensing agreement with Gatan, the world’s leading manufacturer of instrumentation for electron microscopes

Phase Focus Ltd., the company that is revolutionising microscopy and imaging with its lens-free Phase Focus Virtual Lens® technology, has...

Chameleon pulsar baffles astronomers

A pulsar that is able, without warning, to dramatically change the way in which it shines has been identified by an international team including scientists from The University of Manchester.

Protein production: going viral

A research team of scientists from EMBL Grenoble and the IGBMC in Strasbourg, France, have, for the first time, described in molecular detail the architecture of the central scaffold of TFIID: the human protein complex essential for...

Digital microscopes versus ocular microscopes

Digital microscopes offer a lot of extra benefits to users. Danail Kuzarow reports.

Scientists view the atomic structure of the crystal under the optical microscope

Scientists have analysed the microscopic structure of widely used crystal materials for the first time to reveal their detailed atomic...

New Siemens mammography system lowers radiation dose up to 30%

Siemens Healthcare is launching the Mammomat Inspiration Prime Edition – the first mammography system that lowers patient dose up to 30 percent without compromising image quality.




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