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MIT Develops Microscope that Captures Live 3D movies of Human Cells

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Image of a live, one millimeter-long worm taken with a new 3-D microscope clearly shows internal structures including the digestive system.


Technology Review reports that "MIT researchers have designed a microscope for generating three-dimensional movies of live cells. The microscope, which works like a cellular CT scanner, will let scientists watch how cells behave in real time at a greater level of detail."

"This new device overcomes a trade-off between resolution and live action that has hindered researchers' ability to examine cells and could lead to new methods for screening drugs."

For the complete article, go here.

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