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Organic dyes for deep bioimaging

Nature volume 551, pages 176177 (09 November 2017) | Download Citation

Small-molecule organic dyes that fluoresce in the short-wave infrared region of the spectrum could improve the resolution of in vivo bioimaging methods. Such dyes have now been made by adapting those that fluoresce visible light.

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  1. Martin J. Schnermann is in the Chemical Biology Laboratory, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Frederick, Maryland 20850, USA.

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