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Vibrational spectroscopic methods for cytology and cellular research

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The use of vibrational spectroscopy, FTIR and Raman, for cytology and cellular research has the potential to revolutionise the approach to cellular analysis. Vibrational spectroscopy is non-destructive, simple to operate and provides direct information. Importantly it does not require expensive exogenous labels that may affect the chemistry of the cell under analysis. In addition, the advent of spectroscopic microscopes provides the ability to image cells and acquire spectra with a subcellular resolution. This introductory review focuses on recent developments within this fast paced field and highlights potential for the future use of FTIR and Raman spectroscopy. We particularly focus on the development of live cell research and the new technologies and methodologies that have enabled this.

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The article was received on 08 Apr 2014, accepted on 27 Jun 2014 and first published on 27 Jun 2014


Article type: Critical Review
DOI: 10.1039/C4AN00636D
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Citation: Analyst, 2014,139, 4411-4444
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    Vibrational spectroscopic methods for cytology and cellular research

    G. Clemens, J. R. Hands, K. M. Dorling and M. J. Baker, Analyst, 2014, 139, 4411
    DOI: 10.1039/C4AN00636D

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