STAP cell pioneer nearly gave up on her research. Haruko Obokata, a unit leader of the Riken Center for Developmental Biology in Kobe’s Chuo Ward, wears a 'kappogi' garment during experiment... Jan30,2014
A newer twist on electron microscopy, developed in the 1980s, can reveal the internal structures of nerve cells. Researchers use a detergent to remove the cell membrane. Platinum and carbon are deposited onto the exposed surfaces to reproduce the cell’s interior features as a three-dimensional mold, which is then examined in the microscope. This image shows a hippocampal neuron that has been stripped of its membrane to expose the cytoskeleton.