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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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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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

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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

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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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