Miniature microscope creates micron-sized images of capillaries in live animals

Jack Hubbard, Mark Shwartz
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Mark Schnitzer, assistant professor of biological sciences and of applied physics, and colleagues have developed a new, palm-sized microscope that produces images of tiny blood vessels deep in the brains of anesthetized mice. Schnitzer and graduate students Benjamin Flusberg, Eric Cocker and Juergen Jung say that the microendoscopy technique may one day have applications for diagnosing human patients.