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Fluorescent Sensors for Biological Applications

Department of Chemistry, University of California Riverside, 501 Big Springs Road, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
Sensors 2014, 14(9), 17829-17831;
Received: 19 September 2014 / Accepted: 24 September 2014 / Published: 25 September 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Fluorescent Biosensors)
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Fluorescence is one of the most important analytical methods used in biological studies. In the past decade or two, instrumentation in this field has greatly advanced, and now it is possible to detect single photons or fluorescent molecules [1,2], or break the Abbe diffraction limit to distinguish two points spaced less than 50 nm apart [3]. Concurrently, the development of improved fluorescent probes, which can be coupled with state-of-the-art instruments, has been equally important. This special issue on “fluorescent biosensors” in Sensors reports recent results from eight research groups in the field of sensor development. It includes three review articles, and six research articles reporting original results. [...] View Full-Text
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