Scientists distinguish brain regions based on what they do, but now have a new way to overlay information about how they are built.
Sept. 24, 2020 • ~6 min
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To oversee its new cutting-edge electron microscopy systems, MIT sought out Frances Ross’ industry-honed expertise.
July 12, 2020 • ~7 min
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To spy on worms for days on end, Picower Institute scientists invent a new open-source microscopy platform.
June 30, 2020 • ~8 min
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Chemical process called ELAST allows labeling probes to infuse more quickly, and makes samples tough enough for repeated handling.
May 20, 2020 • ~7 min
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Simple chip powered by quantum dots allows standard microscopes to visualize difficult-to-image biological organisms.
Feb. 24, 2020 • ~9 min
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MIT Professor Frances Ross is pioneering new techniques to study materials growth and how structure relates to performance.
Sept. 5, 2019 • ~17 min
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Researchers develop a new microscopy system for creating maps of cells, using chemical reactions to encode spatial information.
June 20, 2019 • ~4 min
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Substantial refinements of three-photon microscopy allow for novel discoveries in neuroscience.
Jan. 11, 2019 • ~7 min
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Experts in materials characterization to join the Department of Materials Science and Engineering in 2018-19.
June 5, 2018 • ~4 min
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For a campus that prizes creative risk-taking, Independent Activities Period is a cultural touchstone.
Jan. 10, 2018 • ~5 min
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