Driving force behind cellular ‘protein factories’ could have implications for neurodegenerative disease

Researchers have identified the driving force behind a cellular process linked to neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s and motor neurone disease.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Dec. 16, 2020 ~7 min

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Imaging tech captures molecule ‘wobble’ in 3D

Called CHIDO, Mexican slang for "cool," the new technology takes imaging single molecules into the third dimension.

Bob Marcotte-U. Rochester • futurity
Oct. 23, 2020 ~8 min

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New virtual reality software allows scientists to ‘walk’ inside cells

Virtual reality software which allows researchers to ‘walk’ inside and analyse individual cells could be used to understand fundamental problems in biology and

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Oct. 12, 2020 ~4 min

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Live imaging method brings structure to mapping brain function

Scientists distinguish brain regions based on what they do, but now have a new way to overlay information about how they are built.

David Orenstein | Picower Institute for Learning and Memory • mit
Sept. 24, 2020 ~6 min

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Five techniques we’re using to uncover the secrets of viruses

Viruses are too small to visualise with traditional microscopes.

Grace C Roberts, Research Fellow in Virology, Queen's University Belfast • conversation
Aug. 26, 2020 ~7 min

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A wizard of ultrasharp imaging

To oversee its new cutting-edge electron microscopy systems, MIT sought out Frances Ross’ industry-honed expertise.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
July 12, 2020 ~7 min

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How worms move: Dopamine helps nematodes coordinate motor behaviors

To spy on worms for days on end, Picower Institute scientists invent a new open-source microscopy platform.

David Orenstein | Picower Institute for Learning and Memory • mit
June 30, 2020 ~8 min

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Making tissue stretchable, compressible, and nearly indestructible

Chemical process called ELAST allows labeling probes to infuse more quickly, and makes samples tough enough for repeated handling.

David Orenstein | Picower Institute for Learning and Memory • mit
May 20, 2020 ~7 min

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Philanthropist Len Blavatnik returns to Harvard Medical School

One year after the Blavatnik Family Foundation announced a $200 million commitment to Harvard Medical School, philanthropist Len Blavatnik spent the day at HMS visiting with scientists to learn more about research taking place on campus.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Oct. 21, 2019 ~7 min

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