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New imaging technology could reveal cellular secrets | KurzweilAI

New imaging technology could reveal cellular secrets | KurzweilAI | Longevity science | Scoop.it

What causes a cell to metastasize into a cancerous tumor?

 

To find out, Corey Neu, an assistant professor in Purdue University‘s Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, and colleagues have combined an atomic force microscope (AFM) and a nuclear magnetic resonance system.

 

An AFM uses a tiny vibrating probe called a cantilever with a tip that travels over the surface of a cell to yield information about materials and surfaces at the scale of nanometers, or billionths of a meter.

 

 

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"World's smallest wrench" is able to rotate individual cells

"World's smallest wrench" is able to rotate individual cells | Longevity science | Scoop.it

If you were a scientist looking at a cell with a microscope, what would you do if you wanted get a look at the far side of that cell? You could try reaching in with a very fine-tipped pair of tweezers, but ... you’d probably be better off using something known as a fiber-optic spanner.

 

 

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mdashf's curator insight, December 13, 2012 1:40 PM

the wrench .. hmm its called a wrenchie in Odia (obviously a borrowed word from English) there is a formula why ie is used for ee, ii, i, and y or yi etc