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Imaging with isotopes: high resolution and quantitation

Jonathan B Weitzman

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Journal of Biology 2006, 5:17  doi:10.1186/jbiol48

Published: 5 October 2006

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"By the help of Microscopes, there is nothing so small as to escape our inquiry; hence there is a new visible World discovered to the understanding." Thus wrote Robert Hooke in his pioneering work Micrographia [1] published by the Royal Society in 1664. In this revolutionary book, Hooke described with excitement his discoveries using a simple light microscope, coining the word 'cell' to define the microscopic structures he saw in cork and plant samples. In this issue of Journal of Biology [2], Claude Lechene and colleagues describe a 21st century microscopy technology (Figure 1) that also reveals images we have never seen before.