It's always been hard for researchers to look at living cells under a microscope — for many cells, the light required to see them is also toxic to them. But now, a new kind of microscopy which "uses focused sheets of light to crease 3-D movies of living cells," is making it possible for researchers to see what happens within living cells without worrying about killing them, says the 80beats blog's Patrick Morgan.

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