Tag Archives: CQ-Publication

Meteorite hides a fragment of an ancient comet

Surprise discovered by ZEISS microscopes

The lucky pathway of LaPaz 02342 xenolith from a disrupted comet

A tiny piece of the building blocks from which comets form has been found inside a primitive meteorite that broke away from an asteroid. The rare discovery provides a critical insight into the formation of the solar system over 4.5 billion years ago, and how it evolved into what we see today. In a study published in Nature Astronomy, scientists were analyzing a meteorite called LaPaz Icefield 02342, which was found in Antarctica in 2002.


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Microscopes are taking over the measuring lab

Pooled expertise in microscopy and metrology to create ZEISS NEO pixel software

ZEISS NEO pixel

The new ZEISS NEO pixel software for measuring microscopic images, especially in combination with the ZEISS Smartzoom 5 digital microscope, now offers the operator comprehensive measuring functions. Dr. Robert Zarnetta, who is responsible for Industrial Microscopy Solutions at ZEISS, sat down to discuss the range of applications for this new functionality.


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Speeding up imaging and documentation of microscopic samples

Smart Microscopy from ZEISS simplifies biomedical routine lab work

Clever ergonomics for comfortable lab work

Smart Microscopy from ZEISS is a new concept for the routine digital documentation of microscopic samples. The Smart Microscopy system takes away a large share of the workload from the users. It automatically adjusts many of the required settings, thus digital documentation of microscopic specimens becomes easier and more efficient.


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“The hydrogen era is yet to come”

The role of fuel cells in the energy transition

Analyzing the microstructure of fuel cells

Fuel cells generate electricity emission-free and could therefore play a crucial role in all areas of energy supply in future. Professor Ellen Ivers-Tiffée and Dr. André Weber from the Institute for Applied Materials – Materials of Electrical Engineering (IAM-WET) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) are working on the optimization of these fuel cells. For more than 20 years, they have studied electrochemical energy conversion.


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

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

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

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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Automated microscope for gentle and fast confocal 4D imaging

Enhancing ZEISS Celldiscoverer 7 with ZEISS LSM 900 for optical sectioning

Primary lung fibroblasts imaged with ZEISS Celldiscoverer 7 with LSM 900

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

ZEISS LSM 9 family for life sciences research introduced

HeLa cells imaged with ZEISS Airyscan 2
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.


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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

Dopamine neurons under the confocal microscope

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

ZEISS supports new EMBL Imaging Centre with solutions for correlative microscopy

Rendering of the new EMBL Imaging Centre

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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Spotlight on the cells’ ultrastructure

New correlative approach combines superresolution confocal and scanning electron imaging

The Radboundumc research team

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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