The Future of Imaging Is Here
Today, among the most cutting edge of imaging technologies is STORM, a form of super-resolution light microscopy. The technology allows fluorescent probes to separate overlapping regions of individual molecules so that their positions can be more clearly determined. STORM has allowed researchers, to create three-dimensional fluorescence images of cells and tissues. It is among the most advanced microscopy technologies in the scientific community today.
Optogenetics, as the name indicates, derives techniques from the fields of optics and genetics, to genetically modify neurons, allowing researchers to control and observe their activities in living tissue. The CoLBeRT technique developed in the Samuel Lab in the Center for Brain Science, is amusingly described on their website. In the Cohen Lab , Optogenetics and other physical tools are deployed in creative ways to probe biological structures.
Read “Viewing How Neurons Work“.