The Waitt Advanced Biophotonics Center at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies officially opened on February 9, 2011 after quietly hiring two faculty members specializing in biophotonics -- the science of using and manipulating light to investigate biological function -- and building up its core facility's imaging capacity to rival most if not all academic research institutions of its size in the nation.
For his novel research to obtain high-resolution images of biological cells and tissues, Mark Bates has been named the 2010 Grand Prize winner for the GE & Science Prize for Young Life Scientists.
MIT researchers have designed a fluorescent probe that can be targeted to different locations within a cell. By tagging proteins with a much smaller probe. Their probe allows proteins to carry out their normal functions, offering scientists the chance to glimpse never-before-seen activity.
The Sivasankar laboratory is developing novel single molecule technologies and using them to study key molecular recognition events in biology and materials science.
Berkeley Lab scientists have developed nanocrystals that act as individual investigators of activity within a cell. These light emitting probes represent a significant step in scrutinizing the behaviors of proteins and other components in complex systems such as a living cell
For the first time high resolution 4Pi microscope images of endogenous nuclear proteins in human cells have been realized.
A new type of microscopy invented by Xiaowei Zhuang delivers spatial resolution more than 10 times better than that of conventional optical microscopes, putting scientists tantalizingly close to the first crisp, ultra-resolution, real-time imaging of living biomolecules and cells.
A new light microscope so powerful that it allows scientists peering inside cells to discern the precise location of nearly each individual protein they are studying has been developed and successfully demonstrated by scientists at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Janelia Farm research campus.
Researchers have created a veritable toolbox of nanoparticle probes that can track the fate of cells and even individual molecules in complex environments, opening the door to a wide range of new experiments designed to better understand the cancer process.