Navigation Links
Virtual finger enables scientists to navigate and analyze complex 3D images
Date:7/11/2014

SEATTLE, WASH. July 11, 2014 Researchers have pioneered a revolutionary new way to digitally navigate three-dimensional images. The new technology, called Virtual Finger, allows scientists to move through digital images of small structures like neurons and synapses using the flat surface of their computer screens. Virtual Finger's unique technology makes 3D imaging studies orders of magnitude more efficient, saving time, money and resources at an unprecedented level across many areas of experimental biology. The software and its applications are profiled in this week's issue of the journal Nature Communications.

Most other image analysis software works by dividing a three-dimensional image into a series of thin slices, each of which can be viewed like a flat image on a computer screen. To study three-dimensional structures, scientists sift through the slices one at a time: a technique that is increasingly challenging with the advent of big data. "Looking through 3D image data one flat slice at a time is simply not efficient, especially when we are dealing with terabytes of data," explains Hanchuan Peng, Associate Investigator at the Allen Institute for Brain Science. "This is similar to looking through a glass window and seeing objects outside, but not being able to manipulate them because of the physical barrier."

In sharp contrast, Virtual Finger allows scientists to digitally reach into three-dimensional images of small objects like single cells to access the information they need much more quickly and intuitively. "When you move your cursor along the flat screen of your computer, our software recognizes whether you are pointing to an object that is near, far, or somewhere in between, and allows you to analyze it in depth without having to sift through many two-dimensional images to reach it," explains Peng.

Scientists at the Allen Institute are already using Virtual Finger to improve their detection of spikes from individual cells, a
'/>"/>

Contact: Steven Cooper
steven.cooper@edelman.com
415-486-3264
Edelman Public Relations
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Virtual Physiological Human Conference 2014
2. Virtual patients, medical records and sleep queries may help reduce suicide
3. Virtual lab for nuclear waste repository research
4. Virtual bees help to unravel complex causes of colony decline
5. Can a virtual brain replace lab rats?
6. Researchers hit virtual heads to make safer games
7. Virtual skin model reveals secrets of skin aging
8. Amazon River exhales virtually all carbon taken up by rain forest
9. Virtual patient advocate delivers preconception care to improve pregnancy outcomes
10. Virtual, squishy creatures evolve to run using evolutionary algorithms
11. Virtual vehicle vibrations
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/5/2015)... Jan. 28, 2015 NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... a biometric authentication company focused on the growing mobile ... RedChip Global Online CEO Conference on January 29 th ... Gino Pereira , CEO of NXT-ID will present and ... the Wocket smart wallet and its full suite of ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... , Jan. 22, 2015 Research and Markets ... "Biometrics - A Global Market Overview" report to their ... technology is to ensure that an individual is who she/he ... may make use of a person,s unique physical characteristics, such ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Hall E -   EyeLock Inc. , a market leader ... its EyeLock ID technology integrated in a 3D printed automobile ... Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) at the 2015 North ... is being used to validate the driver and authorize the ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):CEO of NXT-ID, Inc. to Discuss Company's Biometric Technologies at RedChip Online Conference January 29th 2CEO of NXT-ID, Inc. to Discuss Company's Biometric Technologies at RedChip Online Conference January 29th 3Biometrics - A Global Market Overview 2Biometrics - A Global Market Overview 3EyeLock Debuts First Iris Authentication Technology Embedded in 3D Printed Automobile 2EyeLock Debuts First Iris Authentication Technology Embedded in 3D Printed Automobile 3
... technology scientists at The University of Nottingham have discovered ... bacterial attachment. These new materials could lead to a ... Medical device associated infections can lead to systemic ... year. Affecting many commonly used devices including urinary and ...
... mice ( Scotinomys teguina ) are not your average lab ... white albino strain; they hail from the tropical cloud forests ... hints, they use song to communicate. University of Texas ... to gain insights into the genes that contribute to the ...
... German . , From protozoans to mammals, ... better-adapted organisms. This is all the more astonishing as ... populations that do not recombine their genes, unfavourable mutations ... in evolutionary biology. The ratchet, proposed by the American ...
Cached Biology News:New bacteria-resistant materials discovered 2New bacteria-resistant materials discovered 3Of mice and melodies 2Of mice and melodies 3Of mice and melodies 4Populations survive despite many deleterious mutations 2Populations survive despite many deleterious mutations 3
(Date:2/27/2015)... Feb. 27, 2015  Pharmacyclics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... studies for its newly developed Bruton,s tyrosine kinase ... been completed. The results of these preclinical evaluations ... Drug Administration. The feedback received from the Agency ... first-in-human study. Additional preclinical work is required to ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... Bionomics Limited (ASX:BNO, ADR:BMICY) is to present ... in patients with metastatic renal cancer at the ASCO ... . The data will be presented by Dr. ... Cancer Center in California in ... identifies Ferritin and IL-8 as two baseline biomarkers that ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... , Feb. 27, 2015   PureTech , a ... and commercializing disruptive products and technologies in the healthcare ... , former CEO and Member of the Board of ... "It,s has been a pleasure to know ... that we will be working together more closely now," ...
(Date:2/26/2015)... LEXINGTON, Mass., Feb. 26, 2015   Synageva ... a biopharmaceutical company developing therapeutic products for rare ... and provided 2015 goals, other key objectives, and ... conference call today at 4:30 p.m. EST to ... business update.  To participate in today,s call by ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Pharmacyclics Provides Clinical Update on BTK Inhibitor for Autoimmune Diseases 2Pharmacyclics Provides Clinical Update on BTK Inhibitor for Autoimmune Diseases 3New BNC105 Biomarker Data to be Presented at US Cancer Conference 2New BNC105 Biomarker Data to be Presented at US Cancer Conference 3New BNC105 Biomarker Data to be Presented at US Cancer Conference 4New BNC105 Biomarker Data to be Presented at US Cancer Conference 5Christopher Viehbacher, former CEO of Sanofi, Joins PureTech's Board of Directors 2Christopher Viehbacher, former CEO of Sanofi, Joins PureTech's Board of Directors 3Christopher Viehbacher, former CEO of Sanofi, Joins PureTech's Board of Directors 4Synageva BioPharma Reports 2014 Full Year Financial Results 2Synageva BioPharma Reports 2014 Full Year Financial Results 3Synageva BioPharma Reports 2014 Full Year Financial Results 4Synageva BioPharma Reports 2014 Full Year Financial Results 5Synageva BioPharma Reports 2014 Full Year Financial Results 6Synageva BioPharma Reports 2014 Full Year Financial Results 7Synageva BioPharma Reports 2014 Full Year Financial Results 8Synageva BioPharma Reports 2014 Full Year Financial Results 9
... AMDL, Inc. (Amex:,ADL), headquartered in Tustin, California, ... through its wholly owned subsidiary Jade,Pharmaceutical Inc., ... with JPI, engages in the development, manufacture ... diagnostic products. The,Company announced today that JPI,s ...
... 30 ADVENTRX Pharmaceuticals,Inc. (Amex: ANX ), ... proprietary product candidates for the treatment,of cancer and ... the,company,s current Chief Executive Officer, has resumed his ... he held from September,2004 through September 2006., ...
... Angiotech Pharmaceuticals,Inc. (NASDAQ: ANPI , TSX: ANP), ... scheduled to participate in the Merrill Lynch,Global Pharmaceutical, ... February 5-7 in New York, NY., Dr. ... scheduled to present on Tuesday, February 5, at ...
Cached Biology Technology:AMDL Wins Chinese Military Supply Agreement for Its Domperidone Product for up to $6.6 Million 2ADVENTRX Announces Consolidation of Clinical and Management Positions 2ADVENTRX Announces Consolidation of Clinical and Management Positions 3
RABBIT ANTI AMPHOTERIN...
Amino Acid Analysis is performed using ion-exchange separation of the amino acids from acid hydrolysates, followed by ninhydrin detection. Typical quantities required are 0.1 to 0.5 mg, depending on...
... Edited by R. Edwards ... on all types of immunoassays, ... surface immunoassays and on the ... immunoassays. Essential information is also ...
... kit contains the basic components required for ... natural and recombinant Feline IL-10 in cell ... sufficient materials to run ELISAs on approximately ... conditions are met: The assay is ...
Biology Products: