Against this backdrop, Shinya Inoue and his mentor, Katsuma Dan, of Tokyo University, insisted on making observations on healthy, living cells, using the light microscope
and non-invasive optical means to enhance contrast and highlight specific cell structures.
With this system, the plastic sections can be observed under a light microscope
from low magnifications to magnifications that are high enough to clearly observe the structure of interest.
In addition, polarized light microscopes
are bulky, heavy (weighing more than 20 pounds), and expensive ($10,000 to $20,000 or more).
Prepared slides were allowed to air dry and examined under a light microscope
, and photomicrographs were taken.
Polarized light microscopes
are now optimized to offer extreme resolution of pharmaceutical products.
In addition to developing the crowd-sourced gaming platform that allows players to assist in identifying malaria in cells imaged under a light microscope
, Ozcan's research group created an automated algorithm for diagnosing the same images using computer vision, as well as a novel hybrid platform for combining human and machine resources toward efficient, accurate and remote diagnosis of malaria.
has launched the QBC ParaLens Advance, a breakthrough product that can easily upgrade any compound light microscope
for LED fluorescence microscopy.
All diagnostic methods are addressed, including the light microscope
as well as genetic, molecular, and immunologic modalities and interpretation of cytologic specimens.
The 6000ILM AFM is an atomic force microscopy platform and a state-of-the-art research solution that is said to seamlessly integrate the capabilities of an AFM with those of an inverted light microscope
or an inverted confocal microscope.
introduces new functions for the Axio CSM 700 confocal light microscope
He added: "For many years electron microscopes have enabled us to look in minute detail at structures too small for a light microscope
but until now we could only study dry or dried samples.
Two other scientists were nominated for lifetime achievement - Belgian Erik de Clercq for landmark contributions to antiviral treatment, including the standard drug cocktail' for HIV patients, and German Stefan Hell for developing a powerful light microscope
which led to breakthroughs in medicine.