A collaborative group of scientists demonstrate that schizophrenia is a disease of the cytoskeleton using confocal and scanning electron microscopy
This year’s first prize of the ZEISS Microscopy Image Contest was awarded to Alicia González Segura, Dolores Molina Fernández and Isabel Sánchez Almazo from the Centro de Instrumentación Científica at the University of Granada (Spain) for their visually stunning image of Emiliania huxleyi coccospheres.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.