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Gone Fishing: Researchers' Imaging Technique Trolls in Quiet Cellular Seas
June 14, 2012
Experienced anglers know that choppy waters make for difficult fishing, so they try not to rock the boat. Thanks to a new microscopy technique, cell biology researchers can heed that same advice. University of Illinois researchers developed a method they call "trolling AFM," that allows them to study soft biological samples in liquid with high resolution and high quality by attaching a long, thin nanoneedle to the tip of the AFM probe, like trolling a fishing line.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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