Because the world needs a little more suited Steve jumping over a brick wall while swearing.
It’s exactly what we needed, actually.
Under the microscope, an E. coli cell lights up like a fireball. Each bright dot marks a surface protein that tells the bacteria to move toward or away from nearby food and toxins. Using a new imaging technique, researchers can map the proteins one at a time and combine them into a single image. This lets them study patterns within and among protein clusters in bacterial cells, which don’t have nuclei or organelles like plant and animal cells. Seeing how the proteins arrange themselves should help researchers better understand how cell signaling works.
I was looking for stuff on E.Coli and found this, it almost looks like a nebula or a supernova remnant.
Holy shit if they can do this for individual proteins easily/specifically this would be SO FUCKING HANDY.