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Responsive fluorescence probe for detection of Hypochlorous acid in live cells and animals

Spectral Instruments Imaging

Jan 17, 2019

In this work, a new fluorescence probe, PQI, was developed for monitoring of the HOCl level in biological samples. The...

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Pluripotent stem cells can be differentiated into 3D retinal organoids, with major cell types self-patterning into a...

CT‐analyzer plug‐ins: ROI shrink‐wrap and primitive ROI

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The ROI shrink‐wrap gives the possibility to automatically generate a region‐of‐interest by adapting to the shape of...

Cellular stress induces erythrocyte assembly and promotes microangiopathy

Fluxion Biosciences

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Microangiopathy with subsequent organ damage represents a major complication in several diseases. The mechanisms...

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The need for ultra high field magnetic resonance imaging

Bruker Biospin

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MRI  is a noninvasive imaging technology that is known for its superior soft tissue contrast and ability to provide...

Live-cell labeling of endogenous proteins with nanometer precision by transduced nanobodies

Etaluma

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Accurate labeling of endogenous proteins for advanced light microscopy in living cells remains challenging. Nanobodies...

Squaraine fluorophore as a NIR-fluorescent probe for the in vivo detection of diagnostic enzymes

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An oligo(ethylene glycol)-functionalized squaraine fluorophore has been developed as an NIR-fluorescent probe that can...

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The most advanced software for preclinical imaging research

Bruker Biospin

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Single-cell twitching chemotaxis in developing biofilms

Jan 24, 2017

Here we use microfluidic chemical gradients and massively parallel automated tracking to study the behavior of the pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa during early biofilm development. We show that individual cells can efficiently move toward chemo-attractants using pili-based “twitching” motility and the Chp chemosensory system. Moreover, we discovered the behavioral mechanism underlying this surface chemotaxis: cells reverse direction more frequently when moving away from chemoattractant sources. These corrective maneuvers are triggered rapidly, typically before a wayward cell has ventured a fraction of a micron. Our work shows that single bacteria can direct their motion with submicron precision and reveals the hidden potential for chemotaxis within bacterial biofilms.

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