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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

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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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The “Give a Schram Campaign”

ZEISS Primo Star microscopes for Lyon College

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For 25 years, Mark Schram, Professor Emeritus of Biology at Lyon College in Batesville, Arkansas, USA, had one dream: to equip an entire biology lab with new microscopes and related software. Thanks to the generous donations of college supporters who share his dream, ZEISS was able to equip the Lyon College biology department with 24 ZEISS Primo Star microscopes last month. Lyon’s biology professors use the instruments to teach a number of courses, including Principles of Biology II, Genetics, Microbiology, and Histology.

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2018 Scientists’ Choice Award for ZEISS

Best Analytical Science Article of 2017 goes to Dr. Timo Bernthaler

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The 2018 Scientists’ Choice Award for the Best Analytical Science Article 2017 went to ‘Could Correlative Microscopy Solve the Energy Problems of the Future?’, an in-depth article featuring Dr. Timo Bernthaler, materials scientist at IMFAA, Germany. In the interview Bernthaler discusses his characterization work on energy storage, magnetic and 3D printed materials and how correlative microscopy from ZEISS is accelerating his research.

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An overview of 3D X-ray microscopy

ZEISS and Microscopy & Analysis present free guide

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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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Describing a new species using light and scanning electron microscopy

Oberonia aureolabris – a new addition to the world of orchids

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Daniel L. Geiger, Curator of Malacology at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, recently discovered and named a new orchid species. In addition to macrophotography, he used light, stereo and electron microscopes from ZEISS. One of the distinguishing characteristics is the golden-orange color of the flower. And that is how he came up with the name for the species: ‘aureo’ (Latin for golden) and ’labris’ (Latin for lip): Oberonia aureolabris.

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Reconstructing brain circuits

A carbon nanotube coated tape for serial-section electron microscopy

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An international research team centered at Japan’s National Institute for Physiological Sciences with German Max Planck Institute and ZEISS Microscopy developed a carbon nanotube tape for facilitating serial-section electron microscopy used for reconstructing brain circuits. The superior properties of the described tape enable even larger-scale imaging projects – as imaging becomes more reliable and image quality is improved. In particular high-throughput imaging devices such as ZEISS MultiSEM benefit from this recent development.

 

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World Cancer Day

Cancer research - ZEISS microscopes provide insights into how cancer proliferates

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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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Correlative Microscopy

Much more than simply a combination of microscopes

Understanding correlative microscopy

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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

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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.

Download your free copy of an application note on gram staining to differentiate between bacteria in medical microbiology

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Free workshop and scientific meeting on Correlative Microscopy: From 3D Light to 3D Electron Microscopy

ZEISS in Collaboration with VIB | 4th Meeting

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ZEISS in collaboration with the BioImaging Core Facility at the VIB Ghent are proud to host this joint workshop and scientific meeting on Correlative Microscopy and volume SEM. The meeting is centered around scientific sessions covering a broad range of correlative microscopy and SEM methods including data management and analysis. In addition participants will have the opportunity to join instrument workshops and round table discussions.

120 seats for free - register now

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Tags: Confocal Microscopy, Correlative Microscopy, Electron and Ion Microscopy, Light Microscopy, Software & Digital Imaging