Researchers took a nanoscale snap of a living cell membrane for the first time in history

They had to develop a whole new method to do it.

Browse the brain one cell at a time in the most detailed atlas ever made

And the Allen Brain Atlas is free to use. Hurray!

Scientists image organs at microscopic scales

In a new study published in Nature, researchers have demonstrated a technique that allows the mapping of organs at microscopic scales.

Imaging Cancer with Sound and Light

In 2003, Dr. Lihong V. Wang at Washington University introduced one of the most exciting technologies we’ve had the chance to see in a long while. By combining ultrasound and light absorption, Wang and colleagues developed a new method that makes multicontrast images of biological tissues several inches below the skin. Among others, this allows specialists to see cancer in action with unprecedented

New imaging method reveals stunning methods of brain connections

The typical healthy human brain contains about 200 billion nerve cells, called neurons, all of which are connected through hundreds of trillions of small connections called synapses. One single neuron can lead to up to 10.000 synapses with other neurons, according to Stephen Smith, PhD, professor of molecular and cellular physiology. Along with a team of researchers from the Stanford