Eradicating diseases with fluorescence microscopy

4th December 2019
Alex Lynn

With the increasing use of antimicrobial drugs, the evolution of pathogens and diseases has increased exponentially. The need to better characterise and elucidate novel pathways to neutralise or eradicate these threats is of paramount importance.

One technique which aids scientists in their hunt for the next golden bullet to eradicate diseases such as cancer is fluorescence microscopy. Fluorescence compounds can be attached to antibodies which are used to target cancer. These compounds absorb a certain wavelength of light and typically re-remit light of a longer wavelength.

One benefit of fluorescence microscopy is in generating high level of contrasts, enabling higher levels of intracellular imaging.

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