This years Christmas gift: Check out this cool new community based website, initiated by Zeiss, that will help you save time when doing image analysis. Make your own workflows using other’s predefined modules or make you own and publish it for others to use. And it is all free!
Frontiers in Neuroinformatics: The Blue Brain Cell Atlas allows anyone to visualize every region in the mouse brain, cell-by-cell – and freely download data for new analyses and modelling.
Like “going from raw satellite images to Google Earth”, the Blue Brain Cell Atlas allows anyone to visualize every region in the mouse brain, cell-by-cell – and freely download data for new analyses and modelling.
The first digital 3D atlas of every cell in the mouse brain provides neuroscientists with previously unavailable information on major cell types, numbers and positions in all of the 737 brain regions – which could massively accelerate progress in brain science.
In this Scientific Reports paper authors used quantitative and correlative analyses to assess the performance of Structured Illumination Microscopy (SIM), STimulated Emission Depletion (STED) microscopy and Single Molecule Localisation Microscopy (SMLM) the aim of establishing a rough guideline regarding the suitability for typical applications and to highlight pitfalls associated with the different techniques.
Engineers at FAU have developed a method for increasing the resolution of digital cameras by four times without having to use larger and more expensive image sensors. This is achieved by irregularly scanning the pixels and reconstructing the image afterwards. The next step involves developing a prototype that will enable more research to be carried out.
The 3D viewer in FiJi (ImageJ) will soon be optional as there is a new viewer, FPBioimage, coming that looks very promising.
With a small efforts this paper describes how you can turn your cell phone into a decent microscope. They show a resolution down to 4.38 µm – try it out!
Interesting science that could change the design of light microscopes and give new possibilites.
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017 was awarded to Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson “for developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution”.
Here is the official news that the Nobel Prize in Chemistry goes to the inventors/developers of Cryo Electron Microscopy. The Nobel Laureates are Jacques Dubochet, University of Lausanne, Switzerland, Joachim Frank, Columbia University, New York, USA and Richard Henderson, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK.
It has now been shown that there is an easier and cheaper way to produce high NA lenses than by hand polishing.