Microscopy technique transforming biological research

Scientists hail advancement in cryo-EM as "hottest new approach"

Spectacularly detailed videos produced by a new microscopy technique are revolutionising biological research, according to scientists. 

Images created by the latest approach in cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) are revealing exciting new insights into the body's inner-workings.

Quoted in a BBC Online article, Dr Peter Rosenthal, of the Francis Crick Institute in London, said there is a "growing buzz" about the potential of the technology.

"It is the hottest new approach in biological research at the moment," he told BBC News.

"It's been described as a 'resolution revolution'. There is an exponential growth in the number of new images and 3D maps being produced and researchers are clamouring to be trained how to do it."

It is claimed the new perspective is likely to accelerate the development of more effective drugs for dementia and infection.

Read the BBC Online article


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