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QSTORM: Looking Inside Nerve Cells

Publication Date

August 2012

Our nerve cells contain thread-like molecular-scale transport systems that ferry essential materials from cell bodies to the tips of their axons and back. Diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's seem to be associated with traffic jams on these sub-cellular highways. Hear how Carnegie Mellon researcher Ge Yang and the QSTORM biological imaging team are working to achieve super-resolution views of traffic flow beyond the traditional limits of microscopy.

Center for High-Rate Nanomanufacturing (CHN)

The Museum’s sub-award from this NSF-funded research center supports Museum staff in developing a wide range of educational experiences.

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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE® Net)

The NISE® Net seeks to foster public awareness and understanding of nanoscale science, engineering, and technology.

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Explore the science of the super small in this exhibit developed by Museum-led NISE® Net (Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network)