Advances in microscope technology enables advances in biology Welcome to BFSU: › Forums › Volume Three › Learning Progression B. Life Sciences › Lesson B-30. Viruses: Their Attack and How We Repel Them › Advances in microscope technology enables advances in biology This topic has 0 replies, 1 voice, and was last updated 4 years, 1 month ago by Bernard Nebel. Viewing 0 reply threads Author Posts October 10, 2019 at 2:49 pm #8039 Bernard NebelKeymaster The following video shows the kinds of microscopes and the advances they enabled: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vZZeWqbmU8 Viruses are too small to be seen under a light microscope. They were first seen under the electron microscope developed in the 1930s. Type into your browser: viruses electron microscope images This opened up a hole new area of biology: virology Advances in microscopy continue. Quite recently (2017) a new kind of microscope was developed—the “merging lattice light sheet microscope” described here: https://www.hhmi.org/news/new-microscope-captures-detailed-3-d-movies-cells-deep-within-living-systems Some of your kids may be using this microscope to make new discoveries. Author Posts Viewing 0 reply threads You must be logged in to reply to this topic.