American scientists Collaboration to Develop High Resolution Microscope


Scientists from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute recently developed a new high-resolution microscope that can observe objects claimed to be the smallest of organisms, such as zebrafish embryos or fruit flies. Microscope called IsoView it is claimed to provide a more comprehensive view and high resolution of the biological processes of living beings.


This microscope is claimed to improve the spatial resolution because it uses four objective lenses simultaneously placed on the right object. According to Phillip Keller, head of the design team of this microscope, placing fourth objective lens in each side of the object that causes the lighter and 3-dimensional effect so that any small objects can be observed with more detail.

In addition to involving four objective lenses, this microscope also use the software to process the images generated from observations into high-resolution images. Thanks to special software made by a computer scientist Fernando Amat, the image of the organisms were observed through IsoView can be processed into images at speeds 3,2gygabite per second or 60 times faster than the image processing system ever.

Keller and his fellow researchers revealed that IsoView microscope was used to observe the nervous system and embryonic development of fruit fly larvae as well as the functional activity observed in the brains of zebrafish larvae. In the future, the researchers hope to use IsoView to observe biological processes of other living creatures and use them for more complex biological experiments.