A team of Australian researchers from the Ithree institute, have trained a powerful GE ‘OMG’ microscope catch Bacteria, HIV, and Malaria Parasites in the act.
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Above: Cancer, Metaphase epithelial cell in metaphase stained for microtubules (red), kinetochores (green) and DNA (blue). This image, taken by Indiana University’s Jane Stout, won the GE Healthcare Life Sciences 2012 Imaging Competition. The image will be displayed in Times Square in New York City on an electronic billboard in April. Credit: Jane Stout
The team leader, WEHI’s Dr. Jake Baum, said:
“The microscope provided a quantum leap in the amount of detail we can see, revealing key molecular and cellular events required for each stage of the invasion process.
This technology enables us to look at individual proteins that we always knew were involved in invasion, but we never knew what they did or where they were, and that, we believe, is a real leap for malaria researchers worldwide.”