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microscopy

1. the study, design, and manufacture of microscopes
2. investigation by use of a microscope

microscopy

[mī′kräs·kə·pē]
(optics)
The interpretive application of microscope magnification to the study of materials that cannot be properly seen by the unaided eye.

microscopy

The use of microscopes to view ultra-small objects. Optical microscopes use a light source from below or to the side of the object being magnified. For example, in the medical field, there are numerous optical techniques, many of which require altering the samples being observed.

Scanning electron microscopes are able to magnify objects smaller than .2 micrometers, which is smaller than the wavelength of light. Scanning probe microscopes can image down to the molecular level (see AFM and STM).
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MPM boasted of a fleet of 120 vessels around the world and 2,500 crew members.
This study will help in creating awareness among clinicians regarding mesothelioma development due to environmental asbestos exposure and guidance regarding diagnostic modality for MPM.
Standard treatments are understood as all those treatments suggested by national and international guidelines based on collected clinical evidence, ie, the current best answer to MPM, while experimental treatments are all those innovative treatments which need clinical evidence to be accepted by the scientific community and authorized by the National Drug Agency.
One of the uropathologists had previous experience with reading MPM images from human tissues, including the kidney, whereas the other uropathologist was a novice reader.
This study shows that the immune contexture of MpMs, which was investigated by means of multiple approaches including IHC, confocal analysis, qRT-PCR, and also flow cytometry in a digested surgical specimen, has a multifaceted profile that changes among the different MpM variants.
Hyaluronan has been suggested to be a useful predictive diagnostic and prognostic biomarker in pleural efusion of patients with MPM, both as a single biomarker and in combination with mesothelin (13,14).
Chemotherapy alone is recommended for patients with performance status (PS) 0–2 who are not operable or refuse surgery, those with clinical Stage IV MPM, or those with sarcomatoid histology.[sup][11] A combined first-line regimen using cisplatin/pemetrexed is considered the gold standard for MPM.
As described in Section 2.3, the subjects were divided into 5 subgroups: (1) a control group of 94 healthy individuals who were not exposed to any type of asbestos and had normal chest X-ray results, (2) an AE group of 218 individuals who were occupationally exposed to asbestos without any imaging changes, (3) a group of 74 individuals with pleural plaques (PP) alone, (4) a group of 29 patients diagnosed with asbestosis, and (5) a group of 15 patients diagnosed with MPM of epithelial type.
The aim of this case report is to demonstrate that a one-step surgical procedure using a MPM graft around implant is suitable and successful in areas that have a narrow ridge.
The Multi-Purpose Machine (MPM) is designed to enable automotive manufacturers to respond to an ever-increasing variety of models, with different interior variants and ever-shorter model life cycles, by providing a flexible system.
Alice Aprot s'est illustree aux Championnats d'Afrique, en reussissant la meilleure performance mondiale de l'annee (MPM) sur 10.000 m, samedi dernier a Durban.