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Lab, Field, & Clinic
October 10, 2007

Scientists Get 3-D View of Living Cells

JAMA. 2007;298(14):1630. doi:10.1001/jama.298.14.1630

A novel approach to creating 3-dimensional images of living cells and tissues will help scientists better understand how cells work and interact with each other. The technique, invented by researchers affiliated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), in Cambridge, and Harvard Medical School, in Boston, also might help the process of drug development by allowing researchers to see how various compounds affect specific cell types and components (Choi W et al. Nat Methods. 2007;4[9]:717-719).