Researchers develop label-free microscopic techniques to visualize extracellular vesicles in cancer

The Biophotonics Imaging Lab at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology has developed imaging techniques that investigate tissues without using any staining or labels. The researchers created a unique system using a laser source that can capture more information about a tissue compared to traditional imaging techniques. That system provides better visualization of […]

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Exclusive: France’s Engie eyes U.S. energy services firm Ameresco – sources

French power utility Engie SA has approached Ameresco Inc, a U.S. provider of energy efficiency solutions and developer of renewable energy plants, to express interest in acquiring it, according to people familiar with the matter. The approach will test the appetite of Ameresco’s 72-year-old chairman and chief executive, George Sakellaris, to cash out. Sakellaris founded […]

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Antidepressant harms baby neurons in lab-grown ‘mini-brains’

Researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have demonstrated the use of stem-cell-derived “mini-brains” to detect harmful side effects of a common drug on the developing brain. Mini-brains are miniature human brain models, developed with human cells and barely visible to the human eye, whose cellular mechanisms mimic those of the developing human […]

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