Scientists from all over the world can look to the Chicago microscope at the same time


04/05/2012

Scientists from Austria or from any other in the world can now be at one and the same time to look at the Chicago microscope in real time, taking part in the experiment, which is held in Feynbergskoy medical school at Northwestern University. iExperiment - a new portal created to bring together scientists from around the world in research on reproductive health as part of Oncofertility Consortium, which is a research project aimed at studying the reproductive capacity of the people who survive cancer. "Researchers from all over the world for the first time can look through a microscope of his colleagues," - said Teresa Woodruff, director and founder of the project Oncofertility Consortium, and to preserve fertility specialist at Northwestern University Feynbergskogo. The use of new technologies will accelerate the pace of scientific discovery, she says.

"The best way to study science - is to share their detections in real time for people to look at the data and apply this knowledge in their own laboratories. This is a real paradigm change in science, "says Woodruff. The article, which will be released soon in the journal The Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology describe the use of new technologies for preservation of fertility in the North-West University. These technologies can also be used for other research. Teresa Woodruff study focused on how to, in the lab to grow from an immature female egg, which is in a tiny sac called a follicle, healthy and nearly mature egg. The study has the potential to, ultimately, to provide women with a cancer drug destroyed the ability to conceive, new reproductive ability.

Each digital microscope in the study of Teresa Woodruff has a camera that transmits real-time video conferencing software via Vidyo desktop. It provides scientists from every corner of the world, access to laboratory and allows them to observe the experiments on their computers or mobile devices, and communicate directly with the researchers. "We hope that what we have done is to catalyze research so that researchers did not have to wait for the results, and they could see the published results and start a new generation of" Woodruff said. "We think this is a significant way to mobilize science concerned with reproductive health. If we work in a traditional style, our own, we certainly find a solution to the problem, but it is very slow. In order to ensure the pace and quality of the research just need global cooperation


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