A time before we could hook a computer monitor up to a microscope to enlarge an image, we travel back to 1958 in this Aesculapian yearbook photo, courtesy of Baylor College of Medicine’s Archives. It was a time when doctors, trainees and researchers at Baylor University College of Medicine would squint to examine a slide under a microscope.
A far cry from today’s technology that can turn your cell phone camera into a microscope.
The microscope isn’t a complete relic, today, the equipment at Baylor just has a different look.
- The Integrated Microscopy Core combines both light and electron microscopes as well as high-throughput capability that enables researchers to evaluate specimens in a variety of ways.
- The National Center for Macromolecular Imaging at Baylor College of Medicine using electron cryo-microscopy and sophisticated software to provide images of molecules down to near-atomic resolution.
- The Department of Radiology includes the Division of Molecular Imaging, which strives to develop new molecular imaging technologies, and the Frensley Imaging Center.