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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Mirrored chip could enable handheld dark-field microscopes

Simple chip powered by quantum dots allows standard microscopes to visualize difficult-to-image biological organisms.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 24, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: imaging microscopy materials-science-and-engineering mechanical-engineering quantum-dots bacteria biology microbes photonics nanoscience-and-nanotechnology research dmse school-of-engineering national-science-foundation-nsf national-institutes-of-nih

Creating new opportunities from nanoscale materials

MIT Professor Frances Ross is pioneering new techniques to study materials growth and how structure relates to performance.

Denis Paiste | Materials Research Laboratory • mit
Sept. 5, 2019 ~17 min

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A chemical approach to imaging cells from the inside

Researchers develop a new microscopy system for creating maps of cells, using chemical reactions to encode spatial information.

Karen Zusi | Broad Institute • mit
June 20, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: research rna dna broad-institute biological-engineering brain-and-cognitive-sciences mcgovern-institute school-of-science school-of-engineering imaging microscopy

Scope advance gives first look through all cortical layers of the awake brain

Substantial refinements of three-photon microscopy allow for novel discoveries in neuroscience.

David Orenstein | Picower Institute for Learning and Memory • mit
Jan. 11, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: school-of-science brain-and-cognitive-sciences picower-institute neuroscience microscopy imaging research

Materials scientists Frances Ross and James LeBeau to join MIT faculty | MIT News

Experts in materials characterization to join the Department of Materials Science and Engineering in 2018-19.

Rachel Kemper | Department of Materials Science and Engineering • mit
June 5, 2018 ~4 min

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During IAP, MIT community steps out of its comfort zone | MIT News

For a campus that prizes creative risk-taking, Independent Activities Period is a cultural touchstone.

Meg Murphy | School of Engineering • mit
Jan. 10, 2018 ~5 min

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Laser particles could provide sharper images of tissues | MIT News

New imaging technique stimulates particles to emit laser light, could create higher-resolution images.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 3, 2016 ~6 min

Tags:  health-sciences-and-technology  photonics  microscopy  imaging  research  school-of-engineering

Imaging the brain at multiple size scales | MIT News

New technique can reveal subcellular details and long-range connections.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
July 25, 2016 ~6 min

Tags:  research  imaging  microscopy  chemical-engineering  neuroscience  picower-institute  institute-for-medical-engineering-and-science-imes  school-of-engineering

Cell squeezing enhances protein imaging | MIT News

Compressing cells allows delivery of new fluorescent tags to track proteins in living cells.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 1, 2016 ~6 min

Tags:  research  microfluidics  microscopy  chemical-engineering  koch-institute  school-of-engineering

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