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The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2014 was awarded jointly to Eric Betzig, Stefan W. Hell and William E. Moerner "for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy". These images captured with stimulated emission depletion (STED) microscopy, one of the numerous nanoscopy techniques pioneered by these scientists. Depicted is a "vimentin network of mammalian cell" and three images comparing traditional confocal microscopy with STED in ”HeLA cells”.

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