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Illuminating Life's Building Blocks

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Structures inside a cell

A combination of fluorescent labelling and light-sheet imaging yields a super-resolution view of structures inside a fixed (non-living) cell.

Credit: Wesley R. Legant

Biophysicist Joerg Bewersdorf says that 2006 was fluorescence microscopy's annus mirabilis—a 'miraculous year' as momentous in its own way as 1905, when Albert Einstein revolutionized physics in the realms of relativity, quantum theory and atomic physics.

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