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An Optical 'Tripod' for Atomic-Force Microscopes

Gavin King, a physicist out of University of Missouri, together with Allison Churnside and Thomas Perkins from Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at the University of Colorado at Boulder, have published an interesting paper in SPIE that takes a look at the future of scanning-probe microscopes, and possible ways to overcome some of the problems that are still not resolved in this technology.
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Iowa State, Ames Lab researchers invent new tool to study single biological molecules

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (2 years ago)

AMES, Iowa – By blending optical and atomic force microscope technologies, Iowa State University and Ames Laboratory researchers have found a way to complete 3-D measurements of single biological molecules with unprecedented accurac... Read Post

Learn a little developmental biology

Academics : Pharyngula (2 years ago)

This is a cool video from a textbook publisher (Molecular Biology of the Cell, a very good text) illustrating how Spemann/Mangold’s famous organizer experiment was done. Also cool: those are apparently Edward De Robertis’ hands doin... Read Post

What I taught today: molecular biology of bat wings

Academics : Pharyngula (2 years ago)

My students are also blogging here: My undergrad encounters Developmental Biology Miles’ Devo Blog Tavis Grorud’s Blog for Developmental Biology Thang’s Blog Heidi’s blog for Developmental Biology Chelsae blog Stacy’s Strange World ... Read Post


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