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VOL. 1

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Introduction
    

 


Applications in Biology and Medicine


Approaches for Investigating Mechanobiological Dynamics in Living Cells with Fluorescence and Atomic Force Microscopies

A.E. Pelling, B. M. Nicholls, Y.R. Silberberg, and M.A. Horton

 

Challenges and Approaches - Probing Tumor Cell Invasion by Atomic Force Microscopy

T. Ludwig, R. Kirmse and Kate Poole.

 

Study of Cancer Cells Used Atomic Force Microscopy

K. Tomankova, H. Kolarova, M. Vujtek and H. Zapletalova

 

Atomic Force Imaging of Ocular Tissues: morphological study of healthy and cataract lenses

A. Antunes, F. V. Gozzo, M. I. Borella, M. Nakamura, A. M. V. Safatle, P. S. M. Barros and H. E. Toma

 

Imaging of Bone Ultrastructure using Atomic Force Microscopy

P. J. Thurner, E. Oroudjev, R. Jungmann, C. Kreutz, J. H. Kindt, G. Schitter, T. O. Okouneva, M. E.Lauer, G. E. Fantner, H. G. Hansma,   and P. K. Hansma

 

Cell Surface Membrane Remodelling and Mitochondrial Remodelling in Live Neurons: Practical Approaches for Studying Dynamic Processes Using Confocal Microscopy

        N. Shulyakova, P. Kaifosh, D. Diec, and L.R. Mills

 

Cell-surface interaction in biomedical implants assessed by simultaneous fluorescence and reflection confocal microscopy

J. Vilches, J.I. Vilches-Perez and M. Salido

 

The combined application of AFM and LSCM: Changing the way we look atinnate immunity

E. L. Adams and K. J. Czymmek

 

Electron Microscopy Visualization of the Cell Surface of Trypanosomatids

W. de Souza

 

Extending the Explanatory Power of Live Cell Imaging by computationally modelling the Execution of Apoptotic Cell Death

H. Huber, G. Gomez Estrada, H. Dussmann, C. O’Connor and M. Rehm

 

In vivo and in vitro Approaches for the Study of Adult Neurogenesis in Light, Confocal, and Electron Microscopy

N. Canalia, M. Armentano, G. Ponti and L. Bonfanti

 

Microscopy studies on uncultivated magnetotactic bacteria

T. S. Silveira, J. L. Martins, K. T. Silva, F. Abreu and U. Lins

 

Scanning Electron Microscopy and Transmission Electron Microscopy of Mollicutes: Challenges and Opportunities

C. T. K.-H. Stadtländer

 

Non-Invasive Fourier Transform Infrared Microspectroscopy and Imaging Techniques: Basic Principles and Applications

P. Garidel and M. Boese

 

Contribution of Electron Microscopy to the Study of the Nuclear Pore Complex Structure, Composition, and Function

N. Panté

 

Bright Solutions to Get Sharp Images: Confocal and Two- Photon Fluorescence Microscopy and the Pros and Cons of New Multifocal Approaches

        R. Kurtz

 

Microscopy techniques and the study of synapses

E. Perez-Costas, M. Melendez-Ferro and R.C. Roberts

 

Microscopic Investigations in Neurodegenerative Diseases

R. J. Castellani, B. A. Alexiev, D. Phillips, G. Perry and M. A. Smith

 

Studying the temperature-dependent events of live cells under confocal and epi-fluorescence microscopy using a solid-state heating/cooling system

        Zu-Han Huang, Huei-Hsuan Cheng, Huei-In Wu, Shin-Hua Tseng and Yen-Chung Chang.

 

Live imaging genetically-encoded fluorescent proteins in embryonic stem cells using confocal microscopy

J. Artus and A.-K. Hadjantonakis

 

Correlative Fluorescence- and Scanning, Transmission Electron Microscopy for Biomolecular Investigation

K. Jahn, D. Barton and F. Braet

 

Immunolocalization of maize transglutaminase and its substrates in plant cells and in Escherichia coli transformed cells

M. Santos, E.Villalobos, P.Carvajal-Vallejos, E. Barberá, A. Campos and J.M.Torné

 

Visualization of the real microarchitecture of glycoprotein matrices with scanning electron microscopy

G. Familiari, M. Relucenti, A. Familiari, E. Battaglione, G. Franchitto and R. Heyn

 

Use of standard fluorescence microscopy to assess modifications in the plasma membrane potential and in the intracellular concentration of inorganic ions in cultured cells

        S. Chifflet and J.A. Hernández

 

Imaging biological structures with a proton microprobe

T. Pinheiro, M.D.Ynsa and L.C.Alves

 

Macromolecular Synthesis in Hepatocyte Mitochondria of Aging Mice as Revealed by Electron Microscopic Radioautography I: Nucleic Acid Synthesis

        T. Nagata

 

Macromolecular Synthesis in Hepatocyte Mitochondria of Aging Mice as Revealed by Electron Microscopic Radioautography II : Protein Synthesis

        T. Nagata

 

Size Estimation of Protein Clusters in the Nanometer Range by Using Spatially Modulated Illumination Microscopy

U. J. Birk, I. Upmann, D. Toomre, C. Wagner and C. Cremer

 

Transglutaminase activity and localization during microspore induction in maize

M. Santos, J. Alché , M.I. Rodríguez-García and J.M.Torné

 

A Thousand Proteins of Light: 15 Years of Advances in Fluorescent Proteins

G. McNamara and C.A. Boswell

 

Using Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence Microscopy, DNA Curtains, and Quantum Dots to Investigate Protein-DNA Interactions at the Single-molecule Level

        M-L. Visnapuu, D. Duzdevich and E. C. Greene

 

Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer using molecular beacon as a probe, a new approach for in vivo macromolecular interaction study

        S. Ganguly

 

Electron-microscopic and genetic dissection of arthropod cuticle differentiation

H. Schwarz and B. Moussian

 

Microscopy and egg morphology of Mayflies

N. Ubero-Pascal and M.A. Puig

 

Role of Scanning Electron Microscopy in Understanding Insect Corneal Nipple and Other Structures

S. Dey

 

Antennal sensilla of hymenopteran parasitic wasps: variations linked to host exploitation behavior

J. van Baaren, G. Boivin, D. Bourdais and O. Roux

 

The application of confocal microscopy and 3D imaging software in Functional, Evolutionary, and Developmental Zoology: reconstructing myo- and neurogenesis in space and time

        A. Wanninger

 

Comparative study of the impact of the actin cytoskeleton on cell shape and membrane surface in mammalian cells in response to actin toxins
       
F. Lázaro-Diéguez and G. Egea

 

Chromosomes in Focus: Basic Cytogenetics, Light Microscopy and the Case of Neotropical Fish

P.R.A.M Affonso, V S. Miranda, A. S. Medrado, U. P Jacobina, J. A. Bitencourt, J. S. Almeida and P. L. S. Carneiro

 

The Nuclear Area Factor (NAF): a measure for cell apoptosis using microscopy and image analysis

M. A. DeCoster

 

Study of the Mechanisms of Action of Medicines in the Immune System Using Microscopy

C. Camargo de Oliveira and D. de Freitas Buchi

 

Probing the Structure and Function of Mammalian Sperm using Optical and Fluorescence Microscopy

J. Ramalho-Santos, A. Amaral, A.P. Sousa, A.S. Rodrigues, L. Martins, M. Baptista, P.C. Mota, R. Tavares, S. Amaral and S. Gamboa

 

Super-Quiet Microfluorometry: Examples of Tumor Cell Metabolic Dynamics

A.J. Clark and H.R. Petty

 

Real-time visualization of developing viral infection in fibroblasts

K.L. Lathrop and A. Eisfeld

 

Morphology of the developing fetal lung – the rabbit experimental model

X I. Roubliova , J. M. Biard, L. Ophalvens, D. Gallot, J.C. Jani , E.K.Verbeken, C.P. Van de Ven, D. Tibboel and J.A. Deprest

 

3D visualization and analysis of cell-matrix transformations in whole-mount and live embryos using confocal and multi-photon microscopy
       
G.G. Martins, P. Rifes, R. Amândio, P. Campinho, I. Palmeirim and S. Thorsteinsdóttir

 

Utilization of the Laser Induced Plasma Spectroscopy for monitoring of the metal accumulation in plant tissues with high spatial resolution
       
J. Kaiser, M. Galiová, K. Novotný, L. Reale, K. Stejska, O. Samek, R. Malina, K. Páleníková, V. Adam and R. Kizek

 

Quantitative Microscopic Analysis of Histological Sections of Brain Tissue

R. A. Armstrong

 

Ultrastructural Changes In Microcoleus chthonoplastes Growing In the Presence of Crude Oil. Applications for Ecological Studies

E. Diestra, I. Esteve, O. Castell and A. Solé

 

Correlation Between flow Cytometry and Transmission Electron Microscopy

A. Alvarez, F. Gońi de Cerio and E. Hilario

 


VOL. 2
 

COVER VOL.  2

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Applications in Physical/Chemical Sciences

 

Scanning Force Microscopic Study of Surface Structure and Surface Properties of Organosilane Monolayers

T. Koga and A. Takahara

 

Nano-Structuring and Molecular Domain Organizations in Lipid-Protein Membranous Interfaces

K. Nag, A.K. Panda, R. Devraj and M. Fritzen-Garcia

 

Nanolubrication studied by Contact-Mode Atomic Force Microscopy

R. Buzio and U. Valbusa

 

Experimental contribution to the understanding of wetting of solid surfaces at the meso- and nano-scale using dynamic AFM

A.B. Jódar-Reyes, A. Méndez-Vilas and M.L. González-Martín

 

Usage of AFM, SEM and TEM for the research of carbon nanotubes

K. Safarova, A. Dvorak, R. Kubinek and M. Vujtek A. Rek

 

Atomic Force Microscopy as a tool for unravelling the relationship between morphology and growth dynamics of organic semiconductors

        M. Campione, M. Moret and A. Sassella

 

AFM monitoring of size changes during thermal syntheses of ferric oxide nanoparticles

M. Vůjtek, R. Kubínek, R. Zbořil and L. Machala

 

Various approaches to control solid/solid wetting self-assembly of organic semiconductors with STM

F. Trixler and W.M. Heckl

 

Dephasing of charge and spin in semiconductor quantum dots

W. Jacak,  J. Krasnyj, and L. Jacak

 

Investigation of the nanostructured surface of single-crystal silicon by the method of scanning tunnel spectroscopy
S.P. Kulyk, M.M. Melnichenko, K.V. Svezhentsova and O.M. Shmyryeva

 

Electrically characterization of Group III-Nitride nanocolumns with Scanning Force Microscopy

M. Niebelschütz, V. Cimalla, O. Ambacher, T. Machleidt, K.-H. Franke, J. Ristic, J. Grandal, M.A. Sánchez-García and E. Calleja

 

Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy for Structural Characterization of 3D Gold Nanoparticle Superlattices

H. Yao and K. Kimura

 

UV-VIS and TEM assessment of morphological features of silver nanoparticles from phosphate glass matrices

L. Baia and S. Simon

 

Evaluation of electronic and geometric properties of nanoparticles using X-PEEM

O. Seifarth

 

Examination of dentin surface using AFM and SEM

R. Kubinek, Z. Zapletalova, M. Vujtek, R. Novotný, H. Kolarova and H. Chmelickova

 

TEM analysis of the early mineralization process of mantle dentin

P. Dechichi, C. Christian Gomes Moura, A. Wilsson de Almeida Filho and J. Carlos Gabrielli Biffi

 

Spatial visualization of thermally sprayed microstructure based on light microscopy

P. Ctibor and R. Lechnerova

 

Analytical electron microscopy of tremolite

K.N. Bozhilov and D.M. Jenkins

 

Investigating morphological changes on octadecyl modifiedsilicas by SEM and AFM

R. Brambilla, F. Silveira and J.H.Z. dos Santos

 

Importance of Transmission Electron Microscopy for Carbon Nanomaterials Research

P.R. Somani and M. Umeno

 

Discovering the True Morphology of Amphibole Minerals: Complementary TEM and FESEM Characterization of Particles in Mixed Mineral Dust

        K. E. Harris, K. L. Bunker, B. R. Strohmeier, R. Hoch and R. J. Lee

 

Single-Molecule Fluorescence Imaging Techniques for the Detection of Reactive Oxygen Species

T. Tachikawa and T. Majima

 

Scanning Electron Microscopy Investigation of Lead-Free High Refractive Index Glass Prepared from Local Sand Used for Restoration and Conservation

        P. Dararutana and N. Sirikulrat

 

SEM and TEM studies in alloys developed by mechanical alloying

J.J. Suńol and L. Escoda

 

Scanning Electron Microscopic Characterization of Copper (II) Phthalocyanine  Nanocrystallites Thin Films Deposited on Technologically Important Substrates

        B. Mallik and S. Karan

 

Surface Morphological Study of Low Temperature Plasma Treated Wool – A Time Dependence Study

C.W. Kan

 

Fluorescence and Scanning Electron Microscopy of Chitosan/DNA Nanoparticles for Biological Applications

A. Masotti, F. Marino, G. Ortaggi and C. Palocci

 

A Novel “In-situ-tracking” Approach for Evaluating Microstructural Variations Using SEM, EDS and EBSD and Its Applications in Materials Science

        C. Pan, Y. Huang and Q. Fu

 

Morphology Variations of Polypropylene

J. Výchopňová, R. Čermák and M. Obadal

 

Morphological Transition of Isotactic Polybutene-1 Tetragonal Crystals: Optical and Transmission Electron Microscopy Observation

        M. Yamashita and T. Takahashi

 

Nanostructure of starch high-pressure treated granules discovered by low temperature scanning electron microscopy

A.D. Molina-García, E. Horridge, P.D. Sanz and M.N. Martino

 

Nanoscale Structure of Cellulosic Materials: Challenges and Opportunities for AFM

A.T. Paiva, S.M. Sequeira, D.V. Evtuguin, A.L. Kholkin and I.Portugal

 

Techniques

 

Atomic Force Microscope Nanoindentations to Reliably Measure the Young’s Modulus of Soft Matter

D. Tranchida, Z. Kiflie and S. Piccarolo

 

The Atomic Force Spectroscopy as a Tool to Investigate Surface Forces: Basic Principles and Applications

F.L. Leite, L.H.C. Mattoso, O.N. Oliveira Jr and P.S.P. Herrmann Jr

 

A Guide for Atomic Force Microscopy Analysis of Soft-Condensed Matter

M. Raposo, Q. Ferreira and P.A. Ribeiro

 

Scanning Probe Microscopy-Based Nanofabrication for Emerging Applications

X. Liu and H. Zhang

 

Exploring the high pressure SEM

C. Mathieu, L Khouchaf and A Kadoun

 

How to study biological samples by FIB/SEM?

M. Milani, D. Drobne and Francesco Tatti

 

Very Low Energy Scanning Electron Microscopy

I. Müllerová and L. Frank

 

The magnetic force microscopy and its capability for nanomagnetic studies - The short compendium

A. Hendrych, R. Kubínek and A.V. Zhukov

 

Visualisation of Small Fluid Droplets on Biological and Artificial Surfaces Using the Cryo-SEM Approach

S.N. Gorb, D. Voigt and E.V. Gorb

 

Spherical AFM Probes for Adhesion Force Measurements on Metal Single Crystals

B. Stegemann, H. Backhaus, H. Kloss and E. Santner

 

Near-Field Optical Microscopy of Surface Plasmon Polaritons Nano-Optics

Víctor Coello

 

Semiconductor nanocrystals and fluorescence microscopy in biological labeling

P.M.A. Farias, B.S. Santos, A.Fontes and C.L. Cesar

 

Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy of Living Cells

G. Vereb, L. Ujlaky-Nagy, E. Friedländer G. Vámosi and J. Szöllősi

 

Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy: an Experimentalist’s View of the Basics

G. Jung

 

Linear fluorescence unmixing in cell biological research

B. Kraus, M. Ziegler and H. Wolff

 

High resolution Near-field Fluorescence Microscopy: from principles to applications in cell biology

A. Cambi, C.G. Figdor and M.F. Garcia-Parajo

 

Two-Photon Fluorescence Microscopy: Basic Principles, Advantages and Risks

S.J. Mulligan and B.A. MacVicar

 

Colours Count: how the Challenge of Fluorescence was solved in Confocal Microscopy

R. Borlinghaus

 

Software-based three dimensional reconstructions and enhancements of focal depth in microphotographic images

J. Piper

 

Digital Deconvolution Microscopy: Development, Evaluation and Utilization in 3D quantitative studies of E-cadherin expression in skin of Bufo arenarun tadpoles

        J.F. Adur, J.E. Diaz-Zamboni, N.B. Vicente, M.F. Izaguirre and V.H. Casco

 

Concurrent 3-D Visualization of Multiple Microscopic Structures

S.J. Rehorek and T.D. Smith

 

Principles of automatic vision systems for tracking elongated microorganisms

N. Babaii Rizvandi, D. Ochoa, A. Pizurica and W. Philips

 

Registration Decisions during 3D Medical Volume Reconstructions from Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy

P. Bajcsy and Sang-Chul Lee

 

An introduction to low dose electron tomography- from specimen preparation to data collection

G. Rh. Owen and D.L.Stokes

 

Temperature controlled Microscopy

A. Holzinger

 

An introduction to diffractive tomographic microscopy

O. Haeberlé, A. Sentenac and H. Giovannini

 

Scanning ion conductance microscopy–a tool to investigate electrolyte-nonconductor interfaces

P. Happel , F. Wehner and I. D. Dietzel

 

In Situ X-Ray Microscopy at High Temperature and Pressure

B. Ménez, H. Bureau, J. Cauzid, V. Malavergne, A. Somogyi, A. Simionovici, M. Munoz, L. Avoscan, C. Rommevaux-Jestin and B. Gouget

 

Equipment for coupling a digital camera to a optical microscopy

A.P. de Novaes, P.S. de Paula Herrmann Jr., R. Bernardes Filho and F.M. Benetti

 

Virtual Microscopy in Medical Images: a Survey

E. Romero, F. Gómez and M. Iregui

 

Laurdan Generalized Polarization: from cuvette to microscope

S. A. Sanchez, M.A.Tricerri, G. Gunther and E.Gratton

 

Practical Aspects of Immunomicroscopy on Plant Material

S. Marttila and K. Santén

 

Electron Microscopy in Developing Countries: What can be done to get these countries more involved?

V. B. Meyer-Rochow

 

Inexpensive Digital Microscopy Workstations Engage Students in Integrative Biology

G. S. Withers and C. S. Wallace

 

   

 

 

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