This week’s image is taken from the recent Emerging Leaders article by Endre J Szili, Nishtha Gaur, et al. It shows DNA-strand breaks within a gelatin tissue model after treatment with a neutral He gas jet. The figure is an overlay of phase-contrast… Read More ›
This week’s Image of the Week is a representative Stimulated Emission Depletion (STED) image of an F-actin structure, taken from a recent Topical Review in JPhysD: “Convergence of lateral dynamic measurements in the plasma membrane of live cells from single… Read More ›
Can graphene be used as a nanoscopic ruler over a wide range of distances?
Novel physics-based experimental techniques and concepts from statistical mechanics may help understand why living cells use up precious energy to constantly ‘jiggle’ and ‘twitch’ their membranes.
This week, our Image of the Week comes from a recent Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics Topical Review studying the state-of-the-art techniques which are transforming the understanding of mRNA in living cells. Organic dyes and fluorescent proteins are used… Read More ›