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New technology for brain cancer visualization


Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a groundbreaking microscopy technology known as decrowding expansion pathology (dExPath). This innovative method allows for the visualization of previously unseen details in human brain tissue, opening new avenues for the diagnosis and treatment of brain cancer.
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The future of material processing: FemtoGLASS for glass and sapphire at COMPAMED 2023


At COMPAMED 2023, Aurimas Vrubliauskas from WOP/Workshop of Photonics shows us FemtoGLASS, a new device for laser cutting technology, in the video. It can be used to process glass and sapphire - perfect for research and production, from microfluidics to micro-optics.
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Novel nanoparticles could serve as contrast agents


Special nanoparticles could one day improve modern imaging techniques. Developed by researchers at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), the properties of these unique nanoparticles change in reaction to heat.
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Jean Lachat

Smallest known way to guide light invented


Scientists at the University of Chicago found a glass crystal just a few atoms thick can trap and carry light - and could be used for applications.
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Fraunhofer IPMS

Micro scanners in medicine: flexible for customized applications


The potential of micro scanners in medical technology is immense. Their small size, low weight and high energy efficiency make them ideal for mobile use. More than 200 different micro scanner designs have been developed at Fraunhofer IPMS to meet customer-specific requirements.
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MPI of Biochemistry

Optics: Ångström-resolution fluorescence microscopy


A breakthrough in fluorescence microscopy has been achieved by the research group of Ralf Jungmann at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry (MPIB) and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich.
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Anna Maria Reuss (USZ) & Fabian Voigt (UZH)

Scallop eyes as inspiration for new microscope objectives


Neuroscientists at the University of Zurich have developed innovative objectives for light microscopy by using mirrors to produce images. Their design finds correspondence in mirror telescopes used in astronomy on the one hand and the eyes of scallops on the other.
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SUSS MicroOptics

SUSS MicroOptics: "Micro-optics will play a pivotal role in many trends that shape our time"


Whether it’s laboratories, dentistry, or ophthalmology – many areas of medical technology can no longer exist without micro-optics. But aside from medical specialties, micro-lenses have also made their way into many everyday applications, including wearables.
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