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Art of Science Gallery 03

Cellular frontier

Zeiss Elyra Structured Illumination Superresolution System

Image provided by Mayandi Sivaguru, Core Facilities

Research funded by the Institute for Genomic Biology

This image of the internal structure, or cytoskeleton, of a cell was produced through super-resolution microscopy. This new technique defies the physical limits of conventional microscopy and reveals twice the detail that can be obtained with older techniques. The higher level of detail helps researchers understand the structure and mechanics of much smaller objects.