What scientists are able to see using light microscopy is constrained by the diffraction limit of light. To resolve fluorescently labeled structures within cells that are smaller than the diffraction limit (below around 200 to 350 nm) scientists can use various super-resolution fluorescence microscopy techniques.
This image gallery showcases how super-resolution microscopy techniques are being used by neuroscientists across the world in their investigations.
Take a deeper look at:
- Neurons and how their synapses are organized
- Glial cells in all their glory
- The actin cytoskeleton