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Did You Know That?

Featuring tips, tools, explanations, and information about things that are not quite microscopes, but might be of use to our users. Is there something you would like to see here? Contact us and let us know.

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A plate reader is sometimes what people need, instead of a microscope
Elements of design are important for communicating science?
Free, open source software for controlling light microscopes is available?
Histology tissue blocks can melt?
If you can’t find the instrument you are looking for, ask us!
Light microscope bulbs get very hot and some can have hazardous waste issues?
Mis-calibrated computer monitors can throw off the colors in your carefully prepared publication figures?
Open-source software (OMERO) for managing microscopy data is available at UArizona?
Other types of campus core facilities can be found on the RII website or in iLab?
Powerful image analysis software is available to campus users?
That ASU has a Cryo-TEM designed for biological samples?
That many of our core facility instruments are equipped for spectroscopy?
That mixing light microscope immersion oils from different vendors can be a bad idea?
That the UA has a facility that will make up common and specialty culture media?
The core facilities at ASU & NAU are accessible to UA users at internal rates?
The HHMI Janelia Farms Advanced Imaging Center is available to support your research that requires the use of cutting edge light microscopy technologies?
The Library is the place to go for assistance in developing a data management plan?
The NIH requires regular authentication of reagents, like cell lines?
The UA makes available free 50GB cloud-based file storage (BOX) for employees?
There are a number of microscopy-oriented professional societies?