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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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ZEISS Digital Classrooms at universities

Interactive techniques for classroom experiments and rehearsals may upgrade your university

Microscopy is an essential part of the life and earth sciences at universities. Students use microscopes to gain deeper insight into preparing and examining human, animal or plant cells. For this, they need various microscopy techniques and software for image acquisition and documentation in their lectures. And this is where the Digital Classroom comes into play: connected ZEISS microscopes, the ZEISS imaging software Labscope and digital equipment such as tablets enable an interactive approach to learning and create a motivating and engaging atmosphere for students. They are also inspired by the possibility of working with the tools they use in their everyday lives at university.


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Analyzing 3D Microstructure of Hypereutectic Al-30Si Alloy with ZEISS X-ray Microscopy

Phase Contrast Tomography for Quantitative Analysis

Contemporary high performance structural materials like hypereutectic Al-Si alloy is an attractive class of engineering material that finds application in many critical electronic purposes.  Researchers at Naval Materials Research Laboratory (NMRL) in India used a novel approach of friction stir processing (FSP), a variant of severe plastic deformation process, for microstructural refinement.  In an international collaboration between the NMRL and ZEISS Microscopy, non-destructive three dimensional X-ray imaging, performed with ZEISS Xradia 520 Versa was used to investigate the microstructural modifications obtained by FSP on the Al-30Si alloy.


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New Video Publication on Live Confocal Imaging of Developing Arabidopsis Flowers with ZEISS Microscopes

The Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) is a PubMed-indexed video journal with the mission to increase the productivity of scientific research. Our article features a detailed video protocol for live confocal imaging of developing Arabidopsis flowers with ZEISS stereo and laser scanning microscopy systems. Enjoy the video protocol and let yourself be inspired!


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