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Miniature to massive: the micro-world in your hands

Miniature to massive: the micro-world in your hands. Louise Hughes, Oxford Brookes University

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The science behind the exhibit

Even the smallest biological system has a detailed 3D structure, but it is often difficult to determine this accurately. In the past few years new microscopy techniques have allowed us to investigate micro- and nano-structures in 3D and even print the results! We can observe the architecture of complex systems as well as how structures change over time and it is possible to discover processes such as the invasion of our cells by viruses. We can also investigate the process of cell division and how parasites that live in our blood duplicate themselves.

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Project website: www.3dmicroscopy.org

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