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New label-free microscope enables dynamic, high-resolution imaging of cell interactions


December 7, 2016

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Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have invented a novel live-cell imaging method that could someday help biologists better understand how stem cells transform into specialized cells and how diseases like cancer spread. The Photonic Crystal Enhanced Microscope (PCEM) is capable of monitoring and quantitatively measuring cell adhesion, a critical process involved in cell migration, cell differentiation, cell division and cell death.Full Story

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University of Illinois College of Engineering

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