Nikon Instruments of Melville, N.Y.,
and California Institute for Quantitative Biomedical Research have opened a core
microscopy imaging center at the University of California, San Francisco, to promote
education and innovation. The center will be outfitted with three types of laser-based
microscopes, including the total internal reflection fluorescence and two laser-scanning
confocal systems. The center will be used for studying brain and heart development,
cell movement, chromosome structure and fat accumulation in animal models.