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Understanding how nerve cells in the brain produce energy required to function

Understanding how nerve cells in the brain produce energy required to function

New research published today in the journal Nature Communications represents a potentially fundamental shift in our understanding of how nerve cells in the brain generate the energy needed to function. The study shows neurons are more independent than previously believed and this research has implications for a range of neurological disorders. [More]

Scientists use computer simulations to study how evolution makes invaders spread even faster

Today, invasive animals and plants spread all around the globe. Predicting the dynamics of these invasions is of great ecological and socioeconomical interest. Yet studying them is fundamentally challenging because of the large spatial and temporal scales involved. Scientists at Eawag and University of Zurich are now using computer simulations and small artificial laboratory worlds, to study how rapid evolution makes invaders spread even faster. [More]

Comfortable, compact, clever - CX23 microscope

With its high-quality optics, superior frame stability, outstanding ease-of-use and portability, the CX23 is a reliable choice of microscope for routine observation in educational, routine or in-the-field environments... [More]
Vascular cells of vertebrates can fuse with themselves

Vascular cells of vertebrates can fuse with themselves

Cells of the vascular system of vertebrates can fuse with themselves. This process, which occurs when a blood vessel is no longer necessary and pruned, has now been described on the cellular level by Prof. Markus Affolter from the Biozentrum of the University of Basel. [More]
Toxic Botox travels through our nerves to reach central nervous system

Toxic Botox travels through our nerves to reach central nervous system

New research might bring a frown to even the most heavily botoxed faces, with scientists finding how some of the potent toxin used for cosmetic surgery escapes into the central nervous system. [More]
JPK reports on the use of the NanoWizard® 3 AFM system at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

JPK reports on the use of the NanoWizard® 3 AFM system at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

JPK Instruments, a world-leading manufacturer of nanoanalytic instrumentation for research in life sciences and soft matter, reports on the use of their NanoWizard® AFM system in the Institute of Chemistry of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem... [More]

Trio of Andor EMCCD cameras chosen to unravel the inner structure of Herpes simplex virus

Although super-resolution light microscopy has broken new ground in our understanding of subcellular structures and the movement of individual molecules within cells, its use to investigate virus particles is in its infancy... [More]
Inova Diagnostics gains FDA de novo clearance for NOVA View automated digital IFA microscope

Inova Diagnostics gains FDA de novo clearance for NOVA View automated digital IFA microscope

Inova Diagnostics, the worldwide leader in autoimmune diagnostic reagents and systems for the clinical laboratory, announced today that the United States Food and Drug Administration has cleared NOVA View, an automated digital IFA (indirect fluorescent assay) microscope, through the de novo classification process. [More]
DFG selects 10 researchers to receive 2015 Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize

DFG selects 10 researchers to receive 2015 Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize

This year's recipients of the most important prize for early career researchers in Germany have been announced. The selection committee, appointed by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), has chosen ten researchers, five women and five men, to receive the 2015 Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prizes. [More]
Neuro-oncology researchers identify mechanism responsible for tumor cell invasion in glioblastoma

Neuro-oncology researchers identify mechanism responsible for tumor cell invasion in glioblastoma

A neuro-oncology research team at Dartmouth's Norris Cotton Cancer Center, led by the Director Mark A. Israel, MD with first author Gilbert J. Rahme, PhD, recently identified the transcription factor Id4 as a suppressor of tumor cell invasion in glioblastoma. [More]

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology graduate university completes installation of new Talos Arctica Cryo-TEM from FEI

FEI has completed the installation of a new Talos Arctica™ cryo-transmission electron microscope (TEM) at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University in Japan... [More]

Olympus unveils CX23® microscope for education, training and laboratory use

Olympus has unveiled the CX23® microscope, designed to provide high-quality optical performance and stress-free, dependable operation in laboratory, classroom and training facilities worldwide. [More]
Penn Med's BLINKER Team named one of 16 finalists in NIH 'Follow that Cell Challenge'

Penn Med's BLINKER Team named one of 16 finalists in NIH 'Follow that Cell Challenge'

James Eberwine, PhD, the Elmer Holmes Bobst Professor of Systems Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, was named one of 16 finalists in the first phase of the Follow that Cell Challenge funded by the National Institutes of Health. The competition was run by crowdsourcing company Innocentive and 687 designated "solvers" entered initially. [More]
World-first human clinical trials for Hendra virus to begin this month

World-first human clinical trials for Hendra virus to begin this month

An antibody manufactured at The University of Queensland will be used in world-first human Hendra virus clinical trials starting this month. [More]
Researchers use fast-scanning PAM to see blood oxygenation, other functions inside living brain

Researchers use fast-scanning PAM to see blood oxygenation, other functions inside living brain

Researchers studying cancer and other invasive diseases rely on high-resolution imaging to see tumors and other activity deep within the body's tissues. Using a new high-speed, high-resolution imaging method, Lihong Wang, PhD, and his team at Washington University in St. Louis were able to see blood flow, blood oxygenation, oxygen metabolism and other functions inside a living mouse brain at faster rates than ever before. [More]
Allen Institute for Brain Science leads international effort to advance analysis of single neurons

Allen Institute for Brain Science leads international effort to advance analysis of single neurons

The Allen Institute for Brain Science is spearheading a landmark international effort to define and advance the state-of-the-art digital reconstruction and analysis of single neurons. The project launching today, called BigNeuron, aims to create reliable high-throughput and quantitative 3D reconstructions of the thousands of branches that make up individual neurons: a crucial step to ultimately understanding how the brain encodes information. [More]
Two different fat grafting approaches have similar effects in reversing signs of aging skin

Two different fat grafting approaches have similar effects in reversing signs of aging skin

Two approaches to fat grafting--injection of fat cells versus fat-derived stem cells--have similar effects in reversing the cellular-level signs of aging skin, reports a study in the April issue of , the official medical journal of the [More]
New approach allows researchers to trap and watch highly motile cells

New approach allows researchers to trap and watch highly motile cells

Optical imaging of highly motile cells or cells in suspension, such as bacterial systems, yeast cells, and immune cells, is a challenging task, in many cases it is just not possible. The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), for example, can spread very efficiently from an infected T cell to an uninfected T cell through direct cell-cell contact. [More]
Compact MRI and multimodality: an interview with Bernard Siow, UCL

Compact MRI and multimodality: an interview with Bernard Siow, UCL

CABI is a preclinical imaging laboratory where we have about ten modalities. We started off with MRI and we have a 9.4T high-field system. [More]
German Neuroscience Society “FEI Technology Award” goes to Benjamin Judkewitz

German Neuroscience Society “FEI Technology Award” goes to Benjamin Judkewitz

FEI Munich, a subsidiary of FEI Company (NASDAQ: FEIC) is pleased to announce Benjamin Judkewitz as the 2015 recipient of the German Neuroscience Society “FEI Technology Award.” [More]
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