infocus is the Royal Microscopical Society’s Magazine for members. It provides a common forum for scientists & technologists who use any form of microscope and includes all branches of microscopy
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During this internship, I learnt important techniques in sample preparation of brain tissue for microscopy and the use of widefield as well as confocal microscopes to visualise the anatomical distribution of proteins in the brain.
For as long as I can remember I’ve been involved with microscopy in one way or another. As a teacher I enjoyed the opportunity of being able to encourage youngsters of all ages to effectively use microscopes in the classroom setting.
In many scientific fields, research is reliant on microscopy to acquire, describe, and model fundamental processes. With this need for microscopy and multitudes of microscopy techniques existing it can be challenging to identify the most suitable technique for a specific purpose. We here examine microscopy techniques to study cell fate control, vision development, and neuronal circuits covering various temporal, spatial, and computational scales in zebrafish.
Atomic force microscopy (AFM) and fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIM) are two powerful techniques that are often used in the biophysical community as a means of characterising biological membranes.
Ultraviolet (UV) transmission microscopy is a technique which has been around for over 100 years. Originally developed in the pursuit of resolution, it has become less used over time due to the technical complexities involved and the rise of other methods.
LED illumination systems offer significant performance advantages compared to traditional metal halide and mercury
lamps, but did you know they are also much better for the environment? This is largely down to two factors: saving energy
and avoiding mercury.