January 23, 2021

The Niche

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expansion microscopy

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In what NIH describes as “outside-the-box” thinking, an MIT team led by Edward Boyden has found a way to use a diaper ingredient to transform microscopy including brain imaging. This is cool stuff. Boyden’s group found that the super-absorbent diaper compound sodium polyacrylate, can be used in a very novel way for microscopy. For any who have ever wished for a more powerful microscope (and isn’t that everyone?), Boyden’s team thought of something pretty revolutionary. Instead of pushing the microscope beyond the limits of optical physics, …Read More