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Minnesota Microscopy

5 days ago   |   By Discovery's Edge

Ever since Antonie van Leeuwenhoek spotted "animalcules" with his first crude microscope lens, microscopy has been a mainstay of the science of small. In the 19th century, optical microscopes were instrumental in early microbial research and became a coveted medical tool. The founder of Mayo Clinic, William Worrall Mayo, M.D., deemed a good microscope so essential to his practice that he and his wife mortgaged their house to buy one.
While accuracy has increased exponentially with the advent of electron microscopes, so has the cost. A single piece of equipment can reach well into seven...
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