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E. coli K-12 turns 100 this year

While not your most obvious candidate for centenary celebrations, Brittany Niccum explains why we should commemorate the isolation of E. coli K-12 strain – arguably one of the most thoroughly studied…

Comment And Analysis

Innovation in digital imaging is essential for the modern lab

Technological advances mean switching from microscopes to digital alternatives can be achieved without sacrificing image quality. And, says Gina Zini, this allows better quality screening and clinica…


It’s all just a matter of perception

In anticipation of the announcement of this year’s competition winners, we asked previous winners a bit more about themselves and the process that led to their Olympus Image of the Year light microsc…

Focal Point

Flea bacteria

This digitally colourised scanning electron microscopic image depicts a number of yellow  Yersinia pestis bacteria.