We have some really cool-looking preliminary microscopy data from the work that one of my students is doing right now. It's looking like we CAN use one of my ideas for something I tried in my post-doc and only got half-ass started. It's still in the 'fuzzy picture, kinda sorta starting to tell us something' stage, but the controls are helping us get more confident that what we are seeing is really there. I'm not going to tell you what it is, but I'll show you a sneak preview picture of our slightly better looking version:
Like I said, still kinda fuzzy and have a lot of background, plus the objective isn't ideal for what we are hoping to show. But it represents a very cool new direction for me, and the independent demonstration of the student's ability to get some shit done and learn some new techniques, so it makes me happy!