The second volume of the series Manuals in Biomedical Research, this book is aimed to be both a concise introduction to the diverse field of microscopy and a practical guide those who require the use of microscopic for methods in their research. It provides young as well as experienced scientists a state-of-the-art multidisciplinary overview of microscopic techniques, covering all the major microscopy fields in biomedical sciences and showing their application in evaluating samples ranging from molecules to cells and tissues.Microscopy has revolutionized our understanding of biological events. Within the last two decades, microscopic techniques have provided insights into the dynamics of biological processes that regulate such events. Biological discovery, to a large extent, depends on advances in imaging techniques and various microscopic techniques have emerged as central and indispensable tools in the biomedical sciences.The four authors bring with them extensive experiences spanning across disciplines such as Microbiology, Molecular and Cell Biology, Tissue Engineering, Biomedical and Regenerative Medicine and so forth, reinforcing the fact that microscopy has proven useful in countless investigations into the mysteries of life.
Introduction (D W Hutmacher & M M L Ng); Light Microscopy (G S Dawe et al.); Confocal and Fluorescence Microscopy (C Er); Scanning Electron Microscopy (M M L Ng & P A Netto); Transmission Electron Microscopy of Biological Specimens (T Dokland & M M L Ng); Atomic Force Microscopy (H Janovjak et al.); X-ray Based Microscopy (J-T Schantz); Micro Computed Tomography in the Biomedical Sciences (S T Ho et al.); Emerging Concepts in Microscopy (J-T Schantz et al.).