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Can Lytro camera be an economical replacement of confocal microscopy?

These days with tight budget and poor economy, I am always intrigued in finding ways to conserve my research funding, which I think is a responsible approach to research rather than the big spending and throwing-away-old-but-good-equipment mentality. For example, all monitors in my office are old, unwanted CRT monitors. The oldest one is a Sony […]

A simple mountant that makes embryo transparent

The other day my colleague Don Ready in the department forwarded an interesting news article from The New York Times that describes a very simple mountant to makes tissue samples very transparent without affecting the fluorescence signal. That substantially helps imaging thick samples. The technique, which is called Scale, is published in Nature Neuroscience. The […]