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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102536/evaluation-of-iris-functional-capillary-density-in-experimental-local-and-systemic-inflammation
#1
N Arora, S Islam, K Wafa, J Zhou, J T Toguri, V Cerny, C Lehmann
The ocular microcirculation represents an important target to treat inflammatory diseases of eye, where impairment of microvascular blood flow plays key role as, for example, in anterior uveitis. To evaluate novel interventions targeting the microcirculation, appropriate and reliable tools to study this particular microvascular bed are needed. Intravital microscopy (IVM) belongs to several methods allowing evaluation of microcirculation experimentally, even in small animals. The aim of our study was to examine the iridial microcirculation (IMIC) in uveitis induced by local or systemic endotoxin administration in rats and mice by IVM and to propose new parameters to quantify the changes within the IMIC...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066892/asbestos-fibres-detected-by-scanning-electron-microscopy-in-the-gallbladder-of-patients-with-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma-mpm
#2
F Grosso, A Croce, N F Trincheri, N Mariani, R Libener, D Degiovanni, C Rinaudo
Gallbladders from patients affected by both malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) and important gallbladder disorders were analyzed to verify the presence of asbestos fibres. Histological thin sections were analyzed by optical microscope and variable pressure scanning electron microscopy coupled with energy dispersive spectroscopy, allowing morphological and chemical characterization of each inorganic phase observed. Fibres of chrysotile and crocidolite, minerals regulated as asbestos, were identified. By immunohistochemical analysis, connective tissue was recognized as the incorporation site...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066886/precise-observation-of-c-elegans-dynamic-behaviours-under-controlled-thermal-stimulus-using-a-mobile-phone-based-microscope
#3
T Yoon, D-M Shin, S Kim, S Lee, T G Lee, K Kim
We investigated the temperature-dependent locomotion of Caenorhabditis elegans by using the mobile phone-based microscope. We developed the customized imaging system with mini incubator and smartphone to effectively control the thermal stimulation for precisely observing the temperature-dependent locomotory behaviours of C. elegans. Using the mobile phone-based microscope, we successfully followed the long-term progress of specimens of C. elegans in real time as they hatched and explored their temperature-dependent locomotory behaviour...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066885/effect-of-prior-deformation-on-microstructural-development-and-laves-phase-precipitation-in-high-chromium-stainless-steel
#4
Z-W Hsiao, D Chen, J-C Kuo, D-Y Lin
This study investigated the influence of deformation on precipitation behaviour and microstructure change during annealing. Here, the prior deformation of high-chromium stainless steel was tensile deformation of 3%, 6% and 10%, and the specimens were then annealed at 700˚C for 10 h. The specimens were subsequently analyzed using backscattered electron image and electron backscattering diffraction measurements with SEM. Compared with the deformation microstructure, the grains revealed no preferred orientation...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000921/comparative-evaluation-of-performance-measures-for-shading-correction-in-time-lapse-fluorescence-microscopy
#5
L Liu, A Kan, C Leckie, P D Hodgkin
Time-lapse fluorescence microscopy is a valuable technology in cell biology, but it suffers from the inherent problem of intensity inhomogeneity due to uneven illumination or camera nonlinearity, known as shading artefacts. This will lead to inaccurate estimates of single-cell features such as average and total intensity. Numerous shading correction methods have been proposed to remove this effect. In order to compare the performance of different methods, many quantitative performance measures have been developed...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935035/micro-ct-versus-synchrotron-radiation-phase-contrast-imaging-of-human-cochlea
#6
M Elfarnawany, S Riyahi Alam, S A Rohani, N Zhu, S K Agrawal, H M Ladak
High-resolution images of the cochlea are used to develop atlases to extract anatomical features from low-resolution clinical computed tomography (CT) images. We compare visualization and contrast of conventional absorption-based micro-CT to synchrotron radiation phase contrast imaging (SR-PCI) images of whole unstained, nondecalcified human cochleae. Three cadaveric cochleae were imaged using SR-PCI and micro-CT. Images were visually compared and contrast-to-noise ratios (CNRs) were computed from n = 27 regions-of-interest (enclosing soft tissue) for quantitative comparisons...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918627/exploring-dynamic-surface-processes-during-silicate-mineral-wollastonite-dissolution-with-liquid-cell-tem
#7
D N Leonard, R Hellmann
Most liquid cell transmission electron microscopy (LC TEM) studies focus on nanoparticles or nanowires, in large part because the preparation and study of materials in this size range is straightforward. By contrast, this is not true for samples in the micrometre size range, in large part because of the difficulties associated with sample preparation starting from a 'bulk' material. There are also many advantages inherent to the study of micrometre-sized samples compared to their nanometre-sized counterparts...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918621/single-particle-raster-image-analysis-of-diffusion
#8
M Longfils, E Schuster, N Lorén, A Särkkä, M Rudemo
As a complement to the standard RICS method of analysing Raster Image Correlation Spectroscopy images with estimation of the image correlation function, we introduce the method SPRIA, Single Particle Raster Image Analysis. Here, we start by identifying individual particles and estimate the diffusion coefficient for each particle by a maximum likelihood method. Averaging over the particles gives a diffusion coefficient estimate for the whole image. In examples both with simulated and experimental data, we show that the new method gives accurate estimates...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918613/defining-the-radiation-chemistry-during-liquid-cell-electron-microscopy-to-enable-visualization-of-nanomaterial-growth-and-degradation-dynamics
#9
T J Woehl, P Abellan
We present a critical review of methods for defining the chemical environment during liquid cell electron microscopy investigation of electron beam induced nanomaterial growth and degradation. We draw from the radiation chemistry and liquid cell electron microscopy literature to present solution chemistry and electron beam-based methods for selecting the radiolysis products formed and their relative amount during electron irradiation of liquid media in a transmission electron microscope. We outline various methods for establishing net oxidizing or net reducing reaction environments and propose solvents with minimal overall production of radicals under the electron beam...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911467/a-systematic-investigation-of-the-charging-effect-in-scanning-electron-microscopy-for-metal-nanostructures-on-insulating-substrates
#10
R Flatabø, A Coste, M M Greve
Scanning electron microscopy is perhaps the most important method for investigating and characterizing nanostructures. A well-known challenge in scanning electron microscopy is the investigation of insulating materials. As insulating materials do not provide a path to ground they accumulate charge, evident as image drift and image distortions. In previous work, we have seen that sample charging in arrays of metal nanoparticles on glass substrates leads to a shrinkage effect, resulting in a measurement error in the nanoparticle dimension of up to 15% at 10 kV and a probe current of 80 ± 10 pA...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905112/evolution-of-defects-in-titanium-grade-2-under-ti-2-ion-irradiation
#11
REVIEW
E Jouanny, S Doriot, J Malaplate, M Dehmas, L Allais, M LE Thuaut, T Millot
The complexity and diversity of microstructure involved in titanium alloys make it rather difficult to quantitatively describe defect evolution due to irradiation. This paper focuses on defect evolutions of commercially pure titanium grade 2 under Ti(2+) ion irradiation considering the effect of dose (0.6 and 3 dpa), temperature (300°C and 430°C) and flux (15:1 ratio). An irradiation damage profile was predicted using SRIM software to obtain a homogeneous damage on at least 500 nm depth for TEM observations and simulated using JANNUS-Saclay facility...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905111/depth-enhancement-of-3d-microscopic-living-cell-image-using-incoherent-fluorescent-digital-holography
#12
L T Bang, H Y Wu, Y Zhao, E G Kim, N Kim
Multilayer images of living cells are typically obtained using confocal or multiphoton microscopy. However, limitations on the distance between consecutive scan layers hinder high-resolution three-dimensional reconstruction, and scattering strongly degrades images of living cell components. Consequently, when overlapping information from different layers is focused on a specific point in the camera, this causes uncertainty in the depiction of the cell components. We propose a method that combines the Fresnel incoherent correlation holography and a depth-of-focus reduction algorithm to enhance the depth information of three-dimensional cell images...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896802/a-method-to-characterize-the-roughness-of-2-d-line-features-recrystallization-boundaries
#13
J Sun, Y B Zhang, A B Dahl, K Conradsen, D Juul Jensen
A method is presented, which allows quantification of the roughness of nonplanar boundaries of objects for which the neutral plane is not known. The method provides quantitative descriptions of both the local and global characteristics. How the method can be used to estimate the sizes of rough features and local curvatures is also presented. The potential of the method is illustrated by quantification of the roughness of two recrystallization boundaries in a pure Al specimen characterized by scanning electron microscopy...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892598/a-novel-substrate-for-multisensor-hyperspectral-imaging
#14
J Ofner, J Kirschner, E Eitenberger, G Friedbacher, A Kasper-Giebl, H Lohninger, C Eisenmenger-Sittner, B Lendl
The quality of chemical imaging, especially multisensor hyperspectral imaging, strongly depends on sample preparation techniques and instrumental infrastructure but also on the choice of an appropriate imaging substrate. To optimize the combined imaging of Raman microspectroscopy, scanning-electron microscopy and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, a novel substrate was developed based on sputtering of highly purified aluminium onto classical microscope slides. The novel aluminium substrate overcomes several disadvantages of classical substrates like impurities of the substrate material and contamination of the surface as well as surface roughness and homogeneity...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883183/effect-of-nanoclay-concentration-level-on-the-electrical-properties-of-polypropylene-under-electron-irradiation-in-a-sem
#15
L Ben Ammar, S Fakhfakh, O Jbara, S Rondot
For studying the electrical properties (charge trapping, transport and secondary electron emission) of the polypropylene-based nanocomposites with different contents of natural clay, the specimens were submitted to electron irradiation of a scanning electron microscope. A device, suitably mounted on the sample holder of the scanning electron microscope, was used to measure two currents (i.e. leakage and displacement currents) induced in the polypropylene-based nanocomposites (polymer nanocomposites) under electron irradiation...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883182/the-benefit-of-thresholding-carbon-layers-in-electron-tomographic-tilt-series-by-intensity-downshifting
#16
Lionel C Gontard, Jesús Cintas, Rafal E Dunin Borkowski
When performing electron tomography, tilt series of images are often acquired from samples that contain unwanted carbonaceous material, such as an embedding resin, a thin carbon support film or hydrocarbon contamination. The presence of such layers can introduce artefacts in reconstructions, obscuring features of interest. Here, we illustrate the benefit of preprocessing a high-angle annular dark-field tomographic tilt series by thresholding unwanted low-density materials using a simple intensity downshifting procedure...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883175/heads-you-win-tails-you-lose-filtration-processing-for-the-microscopical-examination-of-sperm-heads
#17
I A Brewis, M A Watkinson, C J VON Ruhland
The sperm head plays a key role in many fertilisation events and determining the precise location of molecules within the head region is important in mechanistically dissecting the fertilisation process. Such molecules may be present in low copy number and many sperm head profiles must be examined to localise them to particular subcellular structures with confidence. Filtration has traditionally been used for the purpose of concentrating biological material, such as free-living cells, spores, and subcellular fractions, and little attempt has been made to extend the procedure to encompass the entire processing schedule, mainly due to the incompatibility of intermediate dehydrating solvents with membrane filters...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809347/atomic-resolution-imaging-of-beryl-an-investigation-of-the-nano-channel-occupation
#18
V Arivazhagan, F D Schmitz, P E Vullum, A T J VAN Helvoort, B Holst
Beryl in different varieties (emerald, aquamarine, heliodor etc.) displays a wide range of colours that have fascinated humans throughout history. Beryl is a hexagonal cyclo-silicate (ring-silicate) with channels going through the crystal along the c-axis. The channels are about 0.5 nm in diameter and can be occupied by water and alkali ions. Pure beryl (Be3 Al2 Si6 O18 ) is colourless (variety goshenite). The characteristic colours are believed to be mainly generated through substitutions with metal atoms in the lattice...
November 3, 2016: Journal of Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779744/three-dimensional-imaging-of-porous-media-using-confocal-laser-scanning-microscopy
#19
S M Shah, J P Crawshaw, E S Boek
In the last decade, imaging techniques capable of reconstructing three-dimensional (3-D) pore-scale model have played a pivotal role in the study of fluid flow through complex porous media. In this study, we present advances in the application of confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM) to image, reconstruct and characterize complex porous geological materials with hydrocarbon reservoir and CO2 storage potential. CLSM has a unique capability of producing 3-D thin optical sections of a material, with a wide field of view and submicron resolution in the lateral and axial planes...
October 25, 2016: Journal of Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779739/cardioprotective-potential-of-curcumin-against-norepinephrine-induced-cell-death-a-microscopic-study
#20
C Manghani, A Gupta, V Tripathi, V Rani
Cardiomyopathy and associated heart failure continues to be one of the most severe complications that threaten a large population. Curcumin, one of the three curcuminoids of the spice turmeric, is very well known for a multitude of health benefits and functions. Norepinephrine (NE), a catecholamine and also a stress hormone may cause the cardiomyocytes to develop increased sensitivity to death with its increasing concentrations. In this study, we investigated the cardioprotective effect of curcumin in NE-induced cardiac apoptosis using several fluorescent and nonfluorescent microscopic techniques like DAPI, PI, Giemsa, PicroSirius and TUNEL...
October 25, 2016: Journal of Microscopy
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