Plasmons, Confocal Microscopy Produce 3D Images of Neurons

December 21, 2015

[12/21/15]  Spectral confocal microscopy has been used to visualize neurons with the help of silver- and gold-based cell labeling. The development enables imaging of archived tissue samples, which could aid long-term clinical research efforts and diagnostics for cancer and neurological disorders... "With the prediction that superior-resolution microscopic techniques will continue to evolve, older archived samples could be reimagined with newer technologies and with the confidence that the signal in question was preserved," said University of Minnesota professor Karen Mesce (Entomology). "The progression or stability of a cancer or other disease could therefore be charted with accuracy over long periods of time."  Full story at: Photonics.com