Entries by Veroptics

How to use Mitochondrial Membrane Potential Probes

When reading the scientific literature, it can be difficult to actually “figure out how to do things” solely from the Methods given in the paper. Fortunately, in scientific publishing, there is a growing trend toward more “practical” or “hands on” guides that provide greater detail on how to perform various kinds of experiments, including methods in Microscopy and Imaging. […]

Veroptics Practical Microscopy Tip #1: Use a shutter

All fluorophores bleach, some just bleach faster or slower than others. This can cause phototoxicity in your cells, and/or alter fluorescent intensity independent of your experimental variable(s). Neither of these are good things, particularly if you want to quantify your fluorescence and acquire meaningful data. Thus if you do any kind of fluorescence imaging, it is […]