26 Aug 2012 - 11:29
Since our ancestors first began using tools to dig for insects or club rivals, we’ve been constrained by what seemed to be fundamental properties of matter. Light will bend in a certain way when it...
Type: News Article
The Microscopy Lab
24 Aug 2012 - 16:54
Type: Photo
20 Aug 2012 - 13:42
Sixty years ago, researchers looking at electron microscopy images found dense clusters of inlets budding from the cell membranes—the outer skins—of one type of cell. Dubbed caveolae, or “small caves...
Type: News Article
caveolae
20 Aug 2012 - 13:31
Caveolae both merging with the cell membrane (arrow) and floating free inside two cells. 
Type: Photo
15 Aug 2012 - 17:18
In two new papers, Prof. Bernd Kuhn and collaborators use novel techniques to visualize very different things: pH within protein crystals, and neurons in the cerebellum of the brain. Though the...
Type: News Article
color-coded image showing pH within a protein crystal
10 Aug 2012 - 11:22
Proteins constitute the molecular machinery of life. They give structure to cells, pump ions, catalyze reactions, or sense messengers. To learn the structure of proteins, researchers coax them into...
Type: Photo
9 Aug 2012 - 07:14
Purkinje cells are large neurons in the cerebellum, the part of the brain responsible for motor coordination. This 3D reconstruction shows Purkinje cells in a living mouse that were labeled with a...
Type: Video
8 Aug 2012 - 16:59
When you get a new pair of glasses, take up a musical instrument, or play a new sport, it feels awkward at first, but your muscles and brain soon adapt to integrate the new tools and movements...
Type: News Article
Dendritic spine
8 Aug 2012 - 16:53
A schematic showing how calcium can activate both the enzyme PKC and a feedback loop of other chemical processes within the spine that magnify and extend the calcium signal. PKC in turn causes...
Type: Photo
Lugaro cells and a Golgi cell
7 Aug 2012 - 16:28
The brain is composed of many different types of neurons. These neurons have long, thin structures called dendrites and axons that densely intermingle with each other. To understand how the brain...
Type: Photo
1 Aug 2012 - 06:00
The ability to forego immediate gratification for the sake of an eventual reward is critical for humans; without it, we easily fall prey to problems like addiction, aggression, and poor performance...
Type: Press release
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