Microscopy has been around for hundreds of years with its use spreading far and wide across a range of scientific disciplines. Microscopes still use the same basic structure, however, advances in technology have helped to provide better resolution images. In this series, students hear from an expert in the field as she discusses how recent advances in technology have allowed for the development of specialized techniques and new applications - opening up a whole new world for doctors and scientists. Homework and lab activities focus on the following:
In this YouTube video series, Dr. Petrie talks about how optical microscopy has advanced from a simple magnifying glass to the complex machines in use today. She explains how the use of stains, dyes, and fluorescent labels have aided doctors and scientists in developing tools for use in research and diagnosis.