August 1, 2015 (Vol. 35, No. 14)


Strong Points: Image analysis software tools, nice image gallery
Weak Points: None


If you really enjoy beautiful microscopy images (and let’s be honest, who doesn’t?), then you’ll find the website for the National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research (NCMIR) to be a treat. The gallery page alone will keep you entranced for some time, as you marvel at wonderful images of the brain, vasculature, and various cell types. However, the site is not just eye candy. Beyond the gallery there is still much to explore, including the software section that can be found on the “data and tools” page. All of the tools—most of which deal with reconstruction or segmentation of 3D datasets—can be freely downloaded from the site. In addition, the website offers a nice overview of current research results on the “research highlights” page.

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