Researchers at Columbia University have made a significant step toward breaking the so-called “color barrier” of light microscopy for biological systems, allowing for much more comprehensive, system-wide labeling and imaging of a greater number of biomolecules in living cells and tissues than is currently attainable. The advancement has the potential for many future applications, including helping to guide the development of therapies to treat and cure disease.

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Dr. Stegall’s Comments: This research uncovers a very interesting idea, which involves using advanced light microscopy techniques for better identification and targeting of cancer cells. Although this technology seems abstract now, it could very well influence significant advancements in the years to come.