3D Microscope Method to Look Inside Brains
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A University of Utah team discovered a method for turning a small, $40 needle into a 3-D microscope capable of taking images up to 70 times smaller than the width of a human hair. This new method not only produces high-quality images comparable to expensive microscopes, but may be implanted into the brains of living mice for imaging at the cellular level.
The research is in Applied Physics Letters
. (full open access)Research:
“An ultra-small three dimensional computational microscope” by Ganghun Kim and Rajesh Menon in Applied Physics Letters
University of Utah engineers have developed a new microscopy method that uses a fine needle or cannula and an LED light to make 3-D images. They hope this new microscope technology, shown here, can be implanted into the brains of mice to show images of cells. Credit Ganghun Kim, University of Utah. #neuroscience #technology