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Queen Anne and the Mystery of the Blue Pigment

Microscopy helped to determine the chemical nature of the pigments and to identify the painter.

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7 min

The Intricate Network of Immune Cells Revealed by Multiplex Tissue Microscopy

Researchers investigate the physical locations and relationships of immune cells in healthy and inflamed tissues.

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6 min

Young Scientist Develops Neurodegenerative Disease Screening

Ron Nachum developed a novel system for assessment of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases called PANDwriting that requires just a camera, pen, and paper. He advanced novel computer vision algorithms to extract information about patients’ fine motor abilities from videos of handwriting and then assessed them with machine learning based on these features for fast, accessible, and accurate testing. As such, PANDwriting is especially important for increasing healthcare access and equity in low-income areas and resource-poor health systems around the world.

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4 min

Crystal Critters: Improving Sustainability in Spray Cooling Heat Exchange

Researchers use optical and scanning electron microscopy to describe the phenomenon of self-ejecting crystals from heated, nanotextured superhydrophobic materials

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5 min

Sharp Vision – Understanding Early Visual Processing in the Avian Retina Using Scanning Electron Microscopy

Using the ZEISS MultiSEM 506 scanning electron microscope, Dr. Anja Günther and her colleagues created the first 3D dataset of a bird retina identifying previously unknown connections between photoreceptors.

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3 min

microRNAs as Possible Targets for Obesity Treatment

Researchers use widefield microscopy to image adipose and brain tissue as part of their work to find new ways to treat obesity.

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2 min

Elephants Under the Microscope

To preserve and digitize elephant slides to create a digital database to easily share with scientists across the globe, the Institute of Zoology at the University of Jena is using ZEISS Axioscan 7.

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3 min

How Fruit Flies Become Male or Female

Researchers use structured illumination and confocal microscopy to study proteins involved in fruit fly sex determination

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3 min

Teen Scientist Creates Novel Diagnostic Tool for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Teen Scientist Neha Mani creates novel diagnostic tool for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and wins Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair Award in Applied Microbiology.

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3 min

How Does the Brain Produce Behavior

Neuroscientists investigate brain connections using zoom and confocal microscopy to better understand how specific neural circuits generate behavior in normal animals and in disease models.

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3 min

World Ocean Day – One Ocean, One Climate, One Future

June 8, 2021 marks World Ocean Day. Microscopes play a crucial role in making marine organisms visible and helping to understand the complex networks behind them. They also bring to our attention what naturally doesn’t belong into the ocean – above all: microplastics.

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3 min

Nanoflowers as Next Generation Catalysts

Scanning electron microscopy details a new generation of nanoflowers

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1 min

Cancer Therapy Targets in Chromosome Instability

Researchers use confocal microscopy to study chromosome instability in cancer.

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4 min

Thin Film Fracture Toughness and Focused Ion Beam (FIB) Milling

Researchers investigate possible ion damage during focused ion bean (FIB) structuring of metallic thin films

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2 min

Salt Crystallization in Carbon Dioxide Storage Reservoirs

Use of X-ray microscopy, scanning electron microscopy and polarized light microscopy to understand the challenges of carbon capture and storage

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3 min