Giant new lens shows minutest of cells

“Scientists have come up with a giant-lensed microscope to allow them to see the minutest of cells. The “Mesolens” microscope is described as revolutionary because of how it could transform laboratory researchers’ ability to look at living cells. They will now be able to see them at a level never seen before, the scientists say. The team of Medical Research Council scientists, led by Dr William Amos [LMB] developed the microscope in response to a growing research need to examine larger and larger tissue samples, in particular early stage genetically modified mouse embryos.” This article is no longer available from the source website: Sky News 2 July 2010