MIT physicist Michael Feld has led the recent development of a microscope that can generate images of live cells in their native state. The microscope uses refraction images taken from several different angles and combined to form a three-dimensional image. While the technique can now only be used on single cells or small organisms like C. elegans, one potential application might be viewing how drug tests affect cells in real-time.

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A research duo estimates in PLOS One the number of papers that have used misidentified cell lines.

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