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Innovations New Microscope Gives Scientists

By Medlin, Jennifer

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Book Id: WPLBN0000144987
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Reproduction Date: 2005
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Title: Innovations New Microscope Gives Scientists  
Author: Medlin, Jennifer
Language: English
Subject: Government publications, United Nations., United Nations. Office for Disarmament Affairs
Collections: Government Library Collection, Disarmament Documents
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Publisher: United Nations- Office for Disarmament Affairs (Unoda)


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Excerpt: Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, Washington, have teamed together to develop a unique imaging system capable of focusing on a single living cell. This new technology will be used in what the multidisciplinary team has termed a ?cellular observatory? to study the effects of environmental insults on live cells. The new technology combines nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) technology with optical microscopy to deliver information about a cells physical and chemical composition without invading or destroying the cell. This high-tech hybrid system can zero in on the very nucleus of a living cell, offering scientists fresh insights into the way cells work. And because the cells remain alive during the imaging and analysis procedures, researchers can track changes in both the.


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