Intravital research focuses on biological processes in live multicellular organisms ranging from nematodes to human beings. Recently, this field has advanced considerably thanks to the development of intravital microscopy. This technology has made possible to image in real time several phenomena ranging from the dynamics of tissue response under various physiological and pathological conditions to
the dynamics of subcellular structures. Intravital microscopy has opened the door to a new era in which basic scientific questions in fields such as neuroscience, immunology, tumor biology, signaling, and cell biology can be addressed under physiological conditions. In addition, its application has extended into pre-clinical settings and it will soon become a powerful tool for diagnostic imaging.
IntraVital is the first journal dedicated to...
in vivo studies based on intravital microscopy and covering basic research, preclinical studies, and human diagnostics.
IntraVital topics also include, but are not limited to, research on in vivo imaging technologies (instruments, optics, micro-optics), probe development for in vivo applications (dyes, bio-sensors, nano-probes), software for analysis of in vivo data and surgical techniques.
IntraVital provides a forum for the publications of original scientific articles, and also reviews, perspectives, addenda, commentaries and detailed technical reports on complex in vivo methodologies.