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Gone Fishing: Researchers' Imaging Technique Trolls in Quiet Cellular Seas

June 14, 2012

trolling AFM 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. Full Story

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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