Fast reaction: Syracuse beats No. 25 Texas A&M to win Battle 4 Atlantis championship

first_img Related Stories Grade the Orange’s performance against No. 25 Texas A&M and pick SU’s player of the gameGallery: Syracuse wins Battle 4 Atlantis championship game against Texas A&MStorify: Syracuse community reacts to Battle 4 Atlantis title win over No. 25 Texas A&M Published on November 27, 2015 at 5:11 pm Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Syracuse (6-0) defeated No. 25 Texas A&M (6-1) in the the Battle 4 Atlantis championship, 74-67 on Friday afternoon. The Orange won three games in three days and beat two ranked teams, matching last season’s total. Here are three quick observations from the win.Can’t be trustedMichael Gbinije picked up an offensive foul with 14:08 to go in the first half. It was his second foul of the game. His continued presence in the game might have jeopardized his ability to play in the second half, but Syracuse’s backup point guard stayed right on the bench. Kaleb Joseph played only four minutes of Syracuse’s 79-76 win over Connecticut. On Friday, he played limited minutes in the first half. On a transition steal by Trevor Cooney, a pass to Joseph went off his fingertips and out of bounds for a turnover. A timeout was called and Boeheim screamed at Joseph on his way back to the bench. Moments later he was subbed out for Malachi Richardson. Glass half fullAdvertisementThis is placeholder textA night after Richardson said he found himself in the second half despite playing his worst brand of basketball in the first half, the freshman wrote a similar narrative. He scored just three points on 1-of-5 shooting in the opening 20 minutes, but scored SU’s first seven points out of the break. He connected on four free throws, the first of which came when he was the victim of a flagrant foul on a drive to the basket. Later, he showed poise in going up and under on an and-one layup that tied the game.Richardson finished with 16 points in the contest. Floor-Boards Syracuse was dominated on the glass on Friday, getting out rebounded 39-31.  Jim Boehiem called the Aggies the biggest and strongest team he’s ever seen after SU’s win on Thursday. They lived up to the hyperbolic billing as Syracuse overcame the struggles on the boards.The second-chance points didn’t burn the Orange too badly. On one play in the second half, Texas A&M had four opportunities to score in the span of a few seconds. The final rebound ended in Lydon’s hands. Syracuse caught the breaks on Friday and executed as well in the win.  Commentslast_img read more

Microscope captures intricate images of glowing brains at record speed

first_img By Kelly ServickJan. 17, 2019 , 2:00 PM Gao et al./Science 2019 Microscope captures intricate images of glowing brains at record speed Gao et al./Science 2019 center_img Suppose you’d like to take a close look at a fly brain—an extremely close look. With a new technique called expansion microscopy, scientists have been doing just that: labeling neurons of interest and tracing their thinnest tendrils to chart their connections. But the process, which infuses a piece of brain tissue with a gel that swells up to enlarge the details, dramatically increases the time it takes to image that tissue. And as a microscope beam images parts of this thick sample from top to bottom, it can “burn out” the fluorescent tags attached to proteins that help identify the neurons, making deeper parts of the sample completely dark.In a new study, researchers present a solution: combining that expansion process with an instrument called a lattice light-sheet microscope, which sweeps an ultrathin sheet of light through the sample. Because this microscope can linger longer on any area with less intense light than other microscopes, the fluorescence is less likely to burn out and obscure parts of the image—which means that sharp, intricate details, such as the spines on mouse neurons (shown in green, above) can emerge. And by capturing a whole plane at once instead of a set of points, this microscope worked through an entire fly brain (below) in 62.5 hours, roughly seven times faster than the fastest microscope used in such high-resolution imaging to date, the team reports today in Science. Thanks to sophisticated computational tools that stitch thousands of 3D sections together, the researchers showed they could capture large areas of brain and then zoom in at high resolution. The approach should make it easier to study how circuits of interacting neurons across the brain drive certain behaviors, and how that circuitry varies across lots of individuals, between sexes, or over the course of development.last_img read more