Super-resolution tools have made it possible to break the diffraction barrier and resolve objects as small as 10-20 nm.
Microtubules are fibers in cells that construct a network to offer shape and structure to cells along with mediating transport mechanisms.
Researchers from the University of Southampton have discovered how tumor necrosis factor receptors, a crucial class of immune receptors, are activated.
Scientists at Weill Cornell Medicine have developed a computational technique that greatly increases the resolution of atomic force microscopy, a specialized type of microscope that "feels" the atoms at a surface.
Researchers from Monash University have made a significant breakthrough relating to how T cells get activated when exposed to pathogens, like viruses.
Research teams have revealed how the motor protein, called myosin, which is responsible for causing the contraction of skeletal muscles, also functions in non-muscle cells.
Advances in fluorescence microscopy make it viable to image molecular complexes or individual molecules in cells with a spatial resolution of up to 20 nm.
WWU researchers develop a new method for quantitative single-molecule colocalization analysis /Study published in Nature Communications.
Expansion microscopy, abbreviated as ExM, allows scientists to image cells and their components with a spatial resolution down to 200 nm.
The potential to “see” the inner mechanisms of structures provides the promise of developments in the diagnosis and treatment of various diseases.
In the synapses of nerve cells (neurons), there are hundreds of specialized proteins that are important for the functioning of the nervous system. If something goes wrong here, neurological or psychiatric diseases can be the result - Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, depression, and schizophrenia are just a few of them.
Plant biology researchers at the University of Illinois and computer scientists at the University of California Irvine have developed a new method of fossil pollen identification through the combination of super-resolution microscopy and machine learning.
New virtual reality software now enables scientists to “walk” inside and examine individual cells.
Mitochondria creates energy for cells, and are called the “powerhouse". The genetic information is present within the mitochondria for making this energy.
By far the most important process in cell development is how cells divide and then enlarge in order to multiply. A research team headed by Freiburg medical scientist Prof. Dr. Robert Grosse has now discovered that bundled fibers of actin within a cell nucleus play an important part in how they enlarge after division.
With the advent of super-resolution microscopy, scientists can study close protein associations better than ever before.
Theoretically, high-resolution microscopy should make it possible to capture cell structures that have a resolution of a few nanometers.
The centriole is the organelle of interest if individuals want to learn the fundamental mechanisms of cellular division and motility.
About 350 years ago, Robert Hooke provided an initial description of a cell in Micrographia, and since then, microscopy has played a major role in figuring out life’s rules.
Medical scientists from UNSW Sydney have successfully detected the interactions that occur between individual molecules located inside intact cells, thus achieving unparalleled resolution capabilities in single-molecule microscopy.
The glutamate receptors do not actually adhere to “distance keeping.” Now, high-resolution microscopic studies have revealed that the receptors often appear in small groups at the synapses and remain in contact with other proteins.