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DIY Microscope Boosts Efficiency and Cuts Costs

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UXBRIDGE, England, Nov. 26, 2014 — A Brunel University London student has developed a DIY microscope that will ultimately cut research costs and save time in the lab. Dr. Adam Lynch, a postdoctoral candidate at Brunel’s College of Health and Life Sciences, created the expandable cell motility system using inexpensive, commercially available digital USB microscopes in the study of immune cell behavior. The device — Low-Cost Motility Tracking System (LOCOMOTIS) — is essentially clamped upside-down on a table to produce the same images as a more expensive inverted microscope. The new LOCOMOTIS...Read full article

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