Wednesday, 17 August 2011

3D microscope takes video of live neurons

A hologram view of live neurons at work is now possible without poking or dyeing. The Swiss team improved resolution fifty-fold to 10 nm by passing laser light through transparent nerve tissue and comparing it with a reference beam.  This technique was used to test computer chips but now can test cures for degenerative nerve diseases like Parkinsons's and Alzheimer's.  Story at Science Daily News.

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