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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Nanoflowers as Next Generation Catalysts

Scanning electron microscopy details a new generation of nanoflowers

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Cancer Therapy Targets in Chromosome Instability

Researchers use confocal microscopy to study chromosome instability in cancer.

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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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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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Development of the Organ of Corti Visualized with Confocal Microscopy

Live cell confocal microscopy used to understand the development of inner ear hair cells

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Crystallographic Structure of Powder Beds from X-ray Microscopy

Researchers successfully use LabDCT to study 3D crystallographic information

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Educational Outreach to the Visually Impaired

From scanning electron microscopy data to tactile teaching tools

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