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World TB Day – how ZEISS is supporting the fight against tuberculosis

Ten years of the tuberculosis test microscope ZEISS Primo Star iLED

Besides Robert Koch’s 1882 discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the pathogen that causes tuberculosis, ZEISS contributed another substantial technology to the battle against infectious diseases ten years ago: ZEISS Primo Star iLED. The tuberculosis test microscope is the result of cooperation between ZEISS and the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) and was introduced at the Union Conference in Paris in 2008.


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An overview of 3D X-ray microscopy

ZEISS and Microscopy & Analysis present free guide

This publication offers an overview of the latest 3D X-ray microscopy technology and its unique advantages. As you explore its pages, you will meet key researchers – particularly in the field of materials science – at some of the world-leading research facilities and laboratories who use XRM to meet their needs for flexible, high-resolution 3D and 4D imaging.


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World Cancer Day

Cancer research - ZEISS microscopes provide insights into how cancer proliferates

In cancer research, scientists often use ZEISS microscopes to understand how healthy cells are different to cancer cells. Live cell imaging helps to monitor the dynamic processes in the cell cycle and is often used in cell or animal models. Autofluorescence or fluorescent labels help to distinguish tumor cells and tissue from healthy cells. Such basic research is the very foundation for the development of novel diagnoses, treatments, and cures.


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Much more than simply a combination of microscopes

Understanding correlative microscopy

Correlative microscopy is not a single technique, rather a combination of software, technology, and data. It provides streamlined easy-to-use workflows, delivers unique insights into the sample, and lets you acquire more data in less time. Watch a video to understand correlative microscopy in under two minutes.


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ZEISS Digital Classrooms for Medical Laboratory Technicians

Interactive techniques for laboratory investigation

The Medical Laboratory Technician training program focuses on histology, clinical chemistry, microbiology and hematology, studying bodily fluids and tissue samples to detect pathogens. Other key aspects of the training include equipment and quality management. All of this makes the microscope one of the most important tools. By connecting them with one another you can create a digital classroom, where the lecturer can view live images from all of the microscopes on his iPad at any one time.


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Cell Reports Focus: Brain Imaging

ZEISS & Cell Press present focus issue that celebrates the power of modern imaging to reveal new insights into the architecture and operation of nervous systems

The topics in this Cell focus issue on brain imaging range from the molecular framework of axons to the large-scale organization of whole brains.


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Microscopic studies of ancient concrete could teach us to do as the Romans did

Many Roman concrete structures still stand strong today. It has long puzzled scientists as to how they remain intact more than 2000 years later, whether fully immersed in seawater or partly immersed in shoreline environments. And not only have these structures stood the test of time, they have even become stronger. With the help of ZEISS EVO and MERLIN Compact, a group of scientists based in China, Italy and the US have discovered the secret ingredient that could revolutionize the way concrete is manufactured today.


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Helium ions image bacteria-attacking virus

ZEISS ORION NanoFab contributes to publication in Advanced Biosystems

Helium ions have been used to image viruses attacking bacteria. These bacteriophages viruses represent a possible alternative to antibiotics for treating bacterial infections.

A team from the University of Jyväskylä in Finland has turned to helium ion microscopy. With the help of ZEISS ORION NanoFab they were able to produce high-resolution images of bacteriophages–bacteria interactions at different stages of infection, and also demonstrated the feasibility of using neon and helium milling techniques to reveal subsurface structures.


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Correlative Microscopy – Essential Knowledge Briefing from Microscopy & Analysis

ZEISS & Wiley present free guide

This Essential Knowledge Briefing aims to provide a simple introduction to correlative microscopy. It describes the different microscopy techniques that are commonly combined together, outlines the benefits and challenges of these different combinations, and explores how correlative microscopy will develop and advance in the future.


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New publication shows the potential of ZEISS Airyscan

Comparing Airyscan technology to conventional confocal imaging in live cell imaging

The recently published peer-reviewed paper “Exploring the Potential of Airyscan Microscopy for Live Cell Imaging” by Kseniya Korobchevskaya, B. Christoffer Lagerholm, Huw Colin-York  and Marco Fritzsche from the University of Oxford, UK highlights the significant improvement of resolution and signal-to-noise at the same time of ZEISS Airyscan compared to conventional confocal imaging techniques.


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