NU microscope allows global access, collaboration

May 2, 2012 1:07:54 PM PDT
Scientist from around the world are peering into a microscope in Chicago -- all in real time.

iExperiment allows scientists to contribute in research to help cancer survivors have children.

"This is the first time researchers can look into a colleague's microscope from anywhere in the world," said Teresa Woodruff, director and founder of the Oncofertility Consortium and chief of fertility preservation at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine.

Woodruff hopes the global participation and collaboration will speed up scientific discoveries.