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Stunning Microscopic View of Human Skin Cells Wins 2017 Nikon Small World Competition

Nikon Instruments Inc. today continues celebrating its 100th anniversary by unveiling the winners of the 43rd annual Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition, with Dr. Bram van den Broek of The Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI) taking first place for his photo of a skin cell expressing an excessive amount of keratin. He came across this peculiar but beautiful skin cell while researching the dynamics of keratin filaments with Andriy Volkov, a student in the Cell Biophysics group led by Professor Kees Jalink.

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Free eBook Now Available From Nikon and Science

Nikon and Science have just published an eBook entitled Sharper Images: Exploring Confocal and Superresolution Microscopy.

Available as a free download, this ebook is a collection of research articles highlighting the application of superresolution and confocal imaging technologies. Also included is a white paper discussing Nikon's latest confocal innovation – the A1R-HD high def resonant scanner, as well as an application note validating the resolution of our instruments using GATTAquant - DNA Nanotechnologies nanoruler standards.

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Widefield – Confocal – Super-Resolution Workshop

Nikon is happy to announce a workshop on Seamless Imaging: Widefield – Confocal – Super-resolution at Goethe-Universität in Frankfurt, Germany from October 10-13. Bring your favorite sample and try out all three imaging techniques on the same Ti2 microscope! Please also join us for a talk on imaging techniques by Dr.s Klaus Nettesheim and Simone Lepper, followed by an application-specific talk by Dr. Guido Wabnitz (Heidelberg University).

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Timelapse of Dancing Plant Root Wins 2017 Nikon Small World in Motion Competition

Nikon Instruments Inc. today unveiled the winners of the seventh annual Nikon Small World in Motion Photomicrography Competition, awarding First Place to Daniel von Wangenheim from the Institute of Science and Technology Austria for his time lapse video following the root tip of Arabidopsis thaliana (also known as the Thale cress). The video reflects a time lapse of 17 hours and approximately 4mm of growth. Von Wangenheim and his colleagues are studying how plants perceive and respond to gravity. 

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Transgenerational Exposure of North Atlantic Bivalves to Ocean Acidification Renders Offspring More Vulnerable to Low pH and Additional Stressors

New work in Scientific Reports finds that many bivalves do not adjust to changes in ocean acidification over multiple generations. Climate change is thus likely to have a continued and severe impact on populations. Imaging for this study was performed with the help of a Nikon digital camera.

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