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CTAC

The MBI Cell & Tissue Analysis Core (CTAC) has been established to provide a centralized imaging and analysis resource for the UF/MBI research community. The CTAC maintains high-end instrumentation as well as standard microscopy systems for the acquisition and analysis of bright field, ultrasonic, intravital, fluorescent, and bioluminescent data from both in vitro and in vivo experimental models. The Histology Self-Serve Lab houses several Histology instruments for hands-on access, as well as the ability to process and paraffin-infiltrate your "fixed" tissues.

Recent News

Neuron Light Switch Now Goes “On” and “Off”

A new optogenetic protein gives neuroscientists more control over brain circuits.

Mouse Brain Connections Mapped

Achievement represents the most detailed analysis of the mouse brain yet.

Lens-Free Camera Sees Things Differently

An itty-bitty camera could bring sight to the Internet of things.    

Recent Relevant Pubs

Control of gene expression using a red- and far-red light–responsive bi-stable toggle switch

A protocol for red light–responsive gene expression in mammalian cells. The system can be toggled between stable ON and OFF states by short pulses of red and far-red light, respectively.

3-D imaging provides window into living cells, no dye required

New technique needs no dyes/ chemicals, yet renders quantitative imagery of cells with conventional microscopes and white light.

Tau Ligand Reveals Tangles In Vivo

Researchers image snarls of tau in living humans using PET.

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NASA's Mars 2020 rover to feature lean, nimble science payload

July 31, 2014

Rover will have to work quickly to assemble cache of rock samples

Video of tribe's first contact shows both tension and friendly overtures

July 31, 2014

A video captures early moments of contact between an isolated Amazon tribe and people from the outside world

Colombian grad student faces jail for sharing a thesis online

July 31, 2014

Herpetologists outraged by prospect of criminal prosecution; others see cautionary tale