Expansion Microscopy: Key things to know

Advances in biology and medicine are not just in the form of new devices or products. Rather, new methodologies are blazing trails, and microscopy techniques are no exception! In a recent article, Wassie et al describes a new optical microscopy technique that they describe as “expansion microscopy.” They discovered that preserved biological specimens could be physically expanded in an isotropic fashion through a chemical process. Expansion microscopy, shortened to “ExM,” enables nanoscale imaging of biological […]

Advantages of Digital Microscopes

Digital microscopes are optical microscopes equipped with a digital camera. One of the best features of digital microscopes is that their images can be observed and analyzed directly on a computer monitor, which creates several advantages. What are the advantages of digital microscopes? Ergonomics One of the best advantages of these microscopes is the ergonomic benefits they provide. If you use traditional microscopes very frequently, you’re familiar with some of the challenges they cause to […]