Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Future Is Now, Vol LXXX: Laser Mass Spec Imaging

This is some really exciting stuff: take a confocal laser and scan a tissue slice, blasting off samples of its constituent molecules, and then shove those samples through a mass spec. Generate a fully 2D realized image of the chemical peaks coming off the sample, process the image in false color, based on whatever post-hoc data you'd like to suggest.

Crazy hot.

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