Making cells easier to see

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News-Gazette (Feb. 27) -- Biological researchers can get faster, more sensitive images of live cells and tissues thanks to a company building on technology developed at the University of Illinois. The company, Phi Optics, recently launched a system that helps scientists using optical microscopes to get highly accurate images fast. A big advantage for researchers is they can get images of cells without killing them in the process, said Gabriel Popescu, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at the UI and the company's CEO.

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