Cell chemistry illuminated by laser light

Fluorescence has interfered with effective application of Raman micro-spectroscopy, a laboratory technique used to produce molecular fingerprints of materials and biological specimens and limited its use. The fluorescence may result from the compound analyzed or from fluorescent impurities in the sample. Professors at Stony Brook University have devised a photo chemical technique that suppresses fluorescence in sample preparation. Characterizing cell-to-cell and intracellular variations in biochemistry is critical to understanding research that covers broad areas, including cancer, human development, cell biology, antibiotics exploration and environmental biology. Stony Brook University  is a member of NYSERNet’s R&E Network. Read more here: https://bit.ly/2D3ff5j