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Amoeba [May. 2nd, 2006|08:20 am]
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nebarnix
I found this amoeba the other day is some old copepod water. Am I the only one who hears "Transformers, robots in diguise!" when I see this...

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Chiton Radula on SEM [Feb. 13th, 2006|05:55 pm]
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cenedrawood
[mood |calmcalm]

my first electron micrograph of a chiton radula


click the picture for a larger version

omg. so exciting!1!!
hi. i'm new here. *waves*
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TEM Kung Fu! [Jan. 25th, 2006|04:49 pm]
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thekimik
[mood |fluorescent green protein]
[music |Super 8 - Alba]

Hey, I just recently joined this group :D So here goes Transmission EM kung fu! Some of my work was recently published in the Plant Cell journal. My name isn't actually listed as one of the article's authors, but I did get into the Acknowledgements section for my super-fantastic sectioning. I do believe that Figure 6 is my work (plausibly some of the photos in Fig. 5, but who's counting).

Check it out at: http://thekimik.livejournal.com/4732.html

Cheers,

theKIMIK
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Tardigrada! [Jan. 13th, 2006|08:06 am]
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nebarnix
Hello all! I was poking around some moss bits yesterday and I found this cute little water bear. It was near the edge of the water droplet outside of the coverslip, hence the blue bits. I thought the mix of colors was nice, and I thought I'd share. :c)

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(no subject) [Jan. 10th, 2006|04:21 pm]
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barrytown
Anyone have any idea what this thing could be? I found it in a bit of tissue taken from a lung resection patient.



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(no subject) [Dec. 26th, 2005|07:39 pm]
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barrytown
I had to produce an SEM lab file for one of my modules and here are a few images I took for it. They're nothing special but I am still a novice :)

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(no subject) [Dec. 26th, 2005|12:43 am]
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nebarnix
Hello! I'm new here, I'm a (mostly) macro photographer who recently got her hands on a nice trinocular compound light microscope! So I decided it would not be appropriate to post these types of pics to my macrophoto group :c) I thought I'd share one of my wonderful experiments with cross polarizing crystals!

Nice to meet you all!

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(no subject) [Nov. 30th, 2005|05:33 pm]
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barrytown
I'll be starting my third year EM project next week and thought some of you might be interested. What I am doing is an SEM investigation of human ciliated epithelial cells. What I'm looking at specifically is the best way to image these things to avoid artefacts and image distortions.

I have some pots of human lung recovered from lung resection operations carried out in the local hospital and will be testing the effects of critical point drying, freeze drying and fully hydrated cells on a peltier cold stage in low-vacuum SEM. The aim is to find the ideal way for preparing these cells for use in further studies. The aim is to provide a good guide for studies involving abnormalties, etc, that could potentially be obscured by artefacts.

I wonder if anyone here has experience working with ciliated epithelia and might have some tips for imaging. Particularly, does anyone have any insights about what method is likely to produce the most accurate images?
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