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The State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg becomes the first labs@location Partner for ZEISS in Russia on 4th April 2019

State Hermitage Museum – the first labs@location Partner of ZEISS in Russia

More than 1,000 analyses and studies carried out on ZEISS equipment

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In an official ceremony on 4th April, the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg became the first labs@location Partner for ZEISS in Russia. A joint research and consultation reference center was created on the basis of the State Hermitage’s Department for Scientific Restoration and Conservation.

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Read the interview with Igor Malkiel, Head of the Laboratory for Scientific Restoration of Precious Metals at The State Hermitage Museum

Tags: Electron and Ion Microscopy, Light Microscopy

Primary lung fibroblasts imaged with ZEISS Celldiscoverer 7 with LSM 900

Automated microscope for gentle and fast confocal 4D imaging

Enhancing ZEISS Celldiscoverer 7 with ZEISS LSM 900 for optical sectioning

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By adding ZEISS LSM 900 with Airyscan 2 to ZEISS Celldiscoverer 7, users get the ease-of-use and automation from a fully integrated microscope platform and the superb confocal image quality and flexibility of the ZEISS LSM 9 family with Airyscan 2. The new Multiplex mode allows the user to perform superresolution 3D imaging with up to 1.5x higher resolution. Additionally, researchers can easily separate multiple labels with spectral imaging.

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Tags: Confocal Microscopy, Light Microscopy, Super-resolution Microscopy

HeLa cells imaged with ZEISS Airyscan 2

New Multiplex mode for ZEISS Airyscan 2 enables fast and gentle confocal microscopy

ZEISS LSM 9 family for life sciences research introduced

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The new Multiplex mode for ZEISS Airyscan 2 delivers more information in less time. Smart illumination and detection schemes allow parallel pixel acquisition for fast and gentle confocal microscopy. Researchers can now image their most challenging three-dimensional samples with high framerates in superresolution.

The speed and sensitivity gain can be used to gently capture either fixed samples in larger fields of view with higher throughput and without bleaching, or dynamic processes in living specimens with minimal disturbance.

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Tags: Confocal Microscopy, Super-resolution Microscopy

Dopamine neurons under the confocal microscope

Why do dopamine neurons die particularly fast in a specific brain area?

Research team from York uses confocal microscopy from ZEISS to investigate neurodegeneration processes in Parkinson’s disease

Customer Story

A key question in Parkinson’s disease is why dopamine neurons die particularly fast in a specific area of the midbrain. In a recent paper, a research team from the University of York studied Drosophila neurons using ZEISS LSM 780 in the Bioscience Technology Facility to investigate basic processes of this neurodegenerative disease. They proposed that variations in the expression of a specific protein contribute to differences in neurodegeneration seen in Parkinson’s disease.

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Tags: Confocal Microscopy

Foundation Stone Ceremony of the EMBL Imaging Centre

Foundation stone ceremony for world-class high-resolution microscopy centre in Heidelberg

ZEISS supports new EMBL Imaging Centre with solutions for correlative microscopy

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The new EMBL Imaging Centre, to be opened in 2021 and located on the campus of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany, will give researchers access to the most modern microscopy technologies available. ZEISS supports the centre with solutions for correlative microscopy.

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Tags: Confocal Microscopy, Correlative Microscopy, Electron and Ion Microscopy, Light Microscopy

The Radboundumc research team

Spotlight on the cells’ ultrastructure

New correlative approach combines superresolution confocal and scanning electron imaging

Customer Story

Researchers from the Department of Cell Biology, theme Nanomedicine, and the ‘Microscopy Imaging Center’ at the Radboudumc in Nijmegen, Netherlands recently developed and optimized a pipeline for correlative imaging using superresolution (SR) microscopy and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) to study the cellular ultrastructure.

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Read the paper, published in Frontiers in Immunology, here

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Tags: Confocal Microscopy, Correlative Microscopy, Electron and Ion Microscopy, Super-resolution Microscopy

Battery Research

Live-Webinar: Battery Research with Advanced Microscopy and Image Processing

From Sample Preparation to 3D Reconstruction and Quantification

Knowledge

In this webinar Stefanie Freitag from ZEISS will first give an introduction about existing advanced microscopic techniques for battery research including the presentation of possibilities for in-situ observations. In the second part Dr. Jochen Joos from KIT will explain his established workflow from sample preparation to 3D reconstruction and describe hurdles and solutions concerning image processing.

Thursday, 21 March 2019 | 4 p.m. (CET)

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Tags: Correlative Microscopy, Electron and Ion Microscopy, Light Microscopy, X-ray Microscopy

Lamprey spinal cord

The lamprey regenerates its spinal cord not just once – but twice

Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) scientists determine central nervous system regeneration with ZEISS microscopes

Customer Story

The eel-like lamprey can fully regenerate its spinal cord even after it’s been severed. In a new study, Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) scientists report that lampreys recover and regenerate just as impressively after a second complete spinal cord injury at the same location. A recent study by Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) scientists opens up a new path for identifying pro-regenerative molecules and potential therapeutic targets for human spinal cord injury.

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Read the present study, published in PLOS ONE, here

Tags: Confocal Microscopy, Light Microscopy

Improving efficiency in the materials lab – Part 3

Accessing your images, data, and workflow templates any time at any place with ZEISS ZEN Data Storage

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ZEISS ZEN Data Storage enables central data management: Experts and non-experts alike can share instrument presets, workflows, data, and reports with ease. Since all data can be accessed from different systems and locations, ZEISS ZEN Data Storage facilitates connected work in multi-user laboratories.

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Tags: Software & Digital Imaging

Improving efficiency in the materials lab – Part 2

Organizing images from any source to connect multi-modal data with ZEISS ZEN Connect

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ZEISS ZEN Connect keeps all data from multiple sources together. It lets you visualize the relationship between different microscopy images and data from the same sample, all in one place.

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Tags: Software & Digital Imaging