Harvard Medical School: Data Deep Dive

Harvard Medical School: Data Deep Dive . “Minerva, available online to anyone, is named after the Roman goddess of wisdom. It allows users to access in-depth maps of tissue samples gathered during research, ranging from cancerous tumors to heart muscle in distress. On each map, users can zoom and pan, overlay features such as immune cells, and explore noteworthy areas. The maps also incorporate the expertise of scientists and medical doctors who can create narratives to guide users through the samples. “

Engadget: Researchers retrofit microscopes to take 3D images of cells in real-time

Engadget: Researchers retrofit microscopes to take 3D images of cells in real-time. “There’s a limit to what you can learn about cells from 2D pictures, but creating 3D images is a time-intensive process. Now, scientists from UT Southwestern have developed a new ‘simple and cost-effective’ device capable of capturing multi-angle photos that can be retrofitted onto existing lab microscopes. The team say their solution — which involves inserting a unit of two rotating mirrors in front of a microscope’s camera — is 100 times faster than converting images from 2D to 3D.”

Gizmodo: Researchers Put Cloth Face Masks Under a Microscope. The Images Are Out of This World

Gizmodo: Researchers Put Cloth Face Masks Under a Microscope. The Images Are Out of This World. “After seeing the destruction covid-19 has wreaked around the world, it can seem incredible that something as simple as a cloth face mask could slow the spread of the virus. (PSA: They do. Please wear a mask). However, you probably won’t feel the same way once you see the spectacular images of cloth face masks under a scanning electron microscope captured by researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology.”

EurekAlert: The University of Barcelona leads the construction of a pocket high-resolution microscope

EurekAlert: The University of Barcelona leads the construction of a pocket high-resolution microscope. “An international team led by researchers of the University of Barcelona builds the smallest and cheapest high-resolution microscope to date. To build it, researchers developed new nanoLEDs that act as a lightning source and determine the resolution of the microscope without lenses. The team created a new start-up and started a new European project to bring this technology to the market.”

UCLA: Researchers convert 2D images into 3D using deep learning

UCLA Newsroom: Researchers convert 2D images into 3D using deep learning. “A UCLA research team has devised a technique that extends the capabilities of fluorescence microscopy, which allows scientists to precisely label parts of living cells and tissue with dyes that glow under special lighting. The researchers use artificial intelligence to turn two-dimensional images into stacks of virtual three-dimensional slices showing activity inside organisms.”

EurekAlert: Announcing first-ever American Association of Anatomists Virtual Microscopy Database

EurekAlert: Announcing first-ever American Association of Anatomists Virtual Microscopy Database. “The American Association of Anatomists (AAA) launches their first-ever Virtual Microscopy Database available to educators and researchers worldwide. The Virtual Microscopy Database (VMD) was created as a centralized repository where a community of anatomy and histology scholars and researchers can share a large selection of virtual tissue slides for enhancing education, research, and scholarship.”