Friday, September 15, 2006

optically nm resolution

"photoactivated localization microscopy"
Science, 15. Sept 2006

and here is the review. Amazing thing is that these guys constructed the microscope in one of the guy's house while he is jobless.

Monday, September 11, 2006

recent paper picks

Adhesion-mediated mechanosensitivity: a time to experiment, and a time to theorize
Alexander Bershadsky, Michael Kozlov and Benjamin Geiger
Current Opinion in Cell Biology
Volume 18, Issue 5 (October 2006) Pages 472-481

Size-Dependent Diffusion of Membrane Inclusions
Gernot Guigas and Matthias Weiss
Biophysical Journal 91:2393-2398 (2006)

A Kinetic Model Describing the Processivity of Myosin-V
Karl I. Skau, Rebecca B. Hoyle, and Matthew S. Turner
Biophysical Journal 91:2475-2489 (2006)

Low Flagellar Motor Torque and High Swimming Efficiency of Caulobacter crescentus Swarmer Cells
Guanglai Li and Jay X. Tang
Biophysical Journal 91:2726-2734 (2006)

Spatially-resolved fluorescence correlation spectroscopy using a spinning disk confocal microscope
Daniel R. Sisan, Richard Arevalo, Catherine Graves, Ryan McAllister, and Jeffrey S. Urbach
Biophys. J. published 1 September 2006, 10.1529/biophysj.106.084251

The role of F-actin and myosin in epithelial cell rheology
Kathleen M Van Citters, Brenton D Hoffman, Gladys Massiera, and John C. Crocker
Biophys. J. published 1 September 2006, 10.1529/biophysj.106.091264

The emergence of geometric order in proliferating metazoan epithelia
Nature 442, 1038-1041(31 August 2006)

Thursday, September 07, 2006

LOCI ImageJ plugin


Hi everyone,

Today LOCI has released a new version of Bio-Formats addressing issues with
Leica LIF, Zeiss ZVI and Zeiss LSM
. To use it with ImageJ, download a new
version of bio-formats.jar and loci_plugins.jar, and install them according
to the instructions on the web site at:

Leica LIF: Bio-Formats now supports multiple distinct image series within a
single file for some formats, particularly Leica LIF. When you open a LIF
file containing multiple series, the importer plugin prompts you to mark
which series you would like to read. (Support for multiple series with Leica
LEI is not implemented yet, but is coming soon.)

Zeiss ZVI: Michel Boudinot has contributed fixes and improvements to the
Zeiss ZVI support.

Zeiss LSM: Bugs have been fixed preventing the import of certain LSM files.

TIFF: Fixed a bug preventing import of TIFFs created with Bio-Rad software.

To keep informed of future Bio-Formats releases, feel free to sign up for
the LOCI software mailing list, according to the instructions at: