Life Sciences

Imaging the Cytoskeleton to Understand Schizophrenia

A collaborative group of scientists demonstrate that schizophrenia is a disease of the cytoskeleton using confocal and scanning electron microscopy

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4 min

Emiliania Huxleyi Algae – Powerful Carbon Dioxide Regulators

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.

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Imaging the Developing Lung to Explore a Critical Disease in Preterm Babies

Researchers use light sheet microscopy to imaged optically cleared lung tissue.

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2 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

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

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

Cancer Therapy Targets in Chromosome Instability

Researchers use confocal microscopy to study chromosome instability in cancer.

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4 min

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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3 min

Live Cell Imaging to Study Neuron Development

Researchers use wide field and superresolution live cell imaging to study developing neurons.

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3 min

How Does Biology Sculpt with Silicon

Cryo electron microscopy and EDS offer insights on how diatoms efficiently work with inorganic materials

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3 min