The true shape of dendritic spines – December 2020
Using cryo fixation, the BioEM facility shows how dendritic spines are altered by chemical fixation. The dendritic spine is the site where the majority of excitatory connections are found in the adult brain. There size and shape are important determinants of their function. A detailed morphological analysis now published in eLife shows few changes, however, cryo-fixed spines have significantly thinner necks.
TEM in Parkinson’s disease
The group of Hilal Lashuel publishes an extensive study in the journal PNAS in which the progression of Lewy body formation is tracked in cells. This includes transmission electron microscopy with immunocytochemistry. See the EPFL news here. The research article can be viewed here.
Block face scanning EM in Alzheimer’s Disease
A study lead by Gilles Bonvento (Paris) explores astrocytic metabolism and mechanistic link that connects defective glycolysis in astrocytes to impaired l-serine production and reduced neuronal function. Supplementation with L-serine in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s restores cognitive deficits. This study used the block-face scanning electron microscopy services offered by the BioEM Facility. The study is published in the journal Cell Metabolism, and can be viewed here.
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Voxel2Mesh: 3D Mesh Model Generation from Volumetric Data2020. International Conference On Medical Image Computing & Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), Lima, Peru, 4-8 OCTOBER 2020.
Synaptic proximity enables NMDAR signalling to promote brain metastasisNature. 2019-09-26. Vol. 573, num. 7775, p. 526-531. DOI : 10.1038/s41586-019-1576-6.
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In vivo modeling of human neuron dynamics and Down syndromeScience. 2018-11-16. Vol. 362, num. 6416, p. eaau1810. DOI : 10.1126/science.aau1810.
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Homeostatic control of dopamine by astrocytes in the postnatal maturation of the prefrontal cortex2017. ISN-ESN Meeting, Paris, FRANCE, AUG 20-24, 2017. p. 18-18.
Identification of aminopyrimidine-sulfonamides as potent modulators of Wag31-mediated cell elongation in mycobacteriaMolecular Microbiology. 2017. Vol. 103, num. 1, p. 13-25. DOI : 10.1111/mmi.13535.
Multicut brings automated neurite segmenation closer to human performanceNature Methods. 2017. Vol. 14, num. 2, p. 101-102. DOI : 10.1038/nmeth.4151.
Multi-Modal Optical Imaging of the Cerebellum in Animals2016. 7th International Symposium of the Society-for-Research-on-the-Cerebellum (SRC), Brussels, BELGIUM, MAY 08-10, 2015. p. 18-20. DOI : 10.1007/s12311-015-0730-4.
NanoSIMS analysis of an isotopically labelled organometallic ruthenium(II) drug to probe its distribution and state in vitroChemical Communications. 2015. Vol. 51, num. 92, p. 16577-16577. DOI : 10.1039/c5cc90487k.
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Imaging the time-integrated cerebral metabolic activity with subcellular resolution through nanometer-scale detection of biosynthetic products deriving from (13)C-glucoseJournal of chemical neuroanatomy. 2015. Vol. 69, p. 7-12. DOI : 10.1016/j.jchemneu.2015.09.003.
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Imaging liver and brain glycogen metabolism at the nanometer scaleNanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine. 2015. Vol. 11, num. 1, p. 239-245. DOI : 10.1016/j.nano.2014.09.007.
Efficient scanning for em based target localization
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The Relationship between PSD-95 Clustering and Spine Stability In VivoJournal Of Neuroscience. 2014. Vol. 34, num. 6, p. 2075-2086. DOI : 10.1523/Jneurosci.3353-13.2014.
Universal sample holder
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Supervoxel-Based Segmentation of EM Image Stacks with Learned Shape Features