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  • Human NK Cell Development Requires CD56-mediated Motility and Formation of the Developmental Synapse
    Science Lab Topic: Confocal Microscopy

    Human NK Cell Development Requires CD56-mediated Motility and Formation of the Developmental Synapse

    While distinct stages of natural killer (NK) cell development have been defined, the molecular interactions that shape human NK cell maturation are poorly understood. Here we define intercellular…
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  • Actin-Dependent Vacuolar Occupancy of the Cell Determines Auxin-Induced Growth Repression
    Science Lab Topic: Super-Resolution

    Actin-Dependent Vacuolar Occupancy of the Cell Determines Auxin-Induced Growth Repression

    The cytoskeleton is an early attribute of cellular life, and its main components are composed of conserved proteins. The actin cytoskeleton has a direct impact on the control of cell size in animal…
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  • Visualizing Tropoelastin in a Long-Term Human Elastic Fibre Cell Culture Model
    Science Lab Topic: Super-Resolution

    Visualizing Tropoelastin in a Long-Term Human Elastic Fibre Cell Culture Model

    Elastin is an essential protein found in a variety of tissues where resilience and flexibility are needed, such as the skin and the heart. When aiming to engineer suitable implants, elastic fibres are…
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  • P53- and Mevalonate Pathway–Driven Malignancies Require Arf6 for Metastasis and Drug Resistance
    Science Lab Topic: Super-Resolution

    P53- and Mevalonate Pathway–Driven Malignancies Require Arf6 for Metastasis and Drug Resistance

    Application example of HvYolution Super-Resolution - Drug resistance, metastasis, and a mesenchymal transcriptional program are central features of aggressive breast tumors. The GTPase Arf6, often…
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  • Mirror-Enhanced Super-Resolution Microscopy
    Science Lab Topic: Super-Resolution

    Mirror-Enhanced Super-Resolution Microscopy

    Axial excitation confinement beyond the diffraction limit is crucial to the development of next-generation, super-resolution microscopy. STimulated Emission Depletion (STED) nanoscopy offers lateral…
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  • Time Gating of Chloroplast Autofluorescence Allows Clearer Fluorescence Imaging In Planta
    Science Lab Topic: White Confocal

    Time Gating of Chloroplast Autofluorescence Allows Clearer Fluorescence Imaging In Planta

    Chloroplast, an organelle facilitating photosynthesis, exhibits strong autofluorescence, which is an undesired background signal that restricts imaging experiments with exogenous fluorophore in…
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  • The Bimodally Expressed MicroRNA miR‐142 Gates Exit from Pluripotency
    Science Lab Topic: Confocal Microscopy

    The Bimodally Expressed MicroRNA miR‐142 Gates Exit from Pluripotency

    A stem cell's decision to self‐renew or differentiate is thought to critically depend on signaling cues provided by its environment. It is unclear whether stem cells have the intrinsic capacity to…
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  • From Light to Mind: Sensors and Measuring Techniques in Confocal Microscopy
    Science Lab Topic: Confocal Microscopy

    From Light to Mind: Sensors and Measuring Techniques in Confocal Microscopy

    This article outlines the most important sensors used in confocal microscopy. By confocal microscopy, we mean "True Confocal Scanning", i.e. the technique that illuminates and measures one single…
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  • Correlating Intravital Multi-Photon Microscopy to 3D Electron Microscopy of Invading Tumor Cells Using Anatomical Reference Points
    Science Lab Topic: Multiphoton Microscopy

    Correlating Intravital Multi-Photon Microscopy to 3D Electron Microscopy of Invading Tumor Cells Using Anatomical Reference Points

    Cancer research unsing multiphoton microscopy and 3D electron microscopy. Correlative microscopy combines the advantages of both light and electron microscopy to enable imaging of rare and transient…
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  • "Leica is always flexible and dynamic" - Interview with Audrey Salles, Pasteur Institute, Paris
    Science Lab Topic: Confocal Microscopy

    "Leica is always flexible and dynamic" - Interview with Audrey Salles, Pasteur Institute, Paris

    Audrey Salles is a specialist for confocal and super-resolution microscopy at Pasteur Institute, Imagopole, PFID, Paris, France. Her research interests are cytokine signaling and skeleton organization…
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  • Multiple Microscopy Modes in a Single Sweep with Supercontinuum White Light
    Science Lab Topic: White Confocal

    Multiple Microscopy Modes in a Single Sweep with Supercontinuum White Light

    Lasers have been critical to the advancement on confocal microscopy, and the white light laser (WLL) offers particular advantages. Finessing WLL output for bioimaging is a complex task, though, and…
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  • Detectors for Sensitive Detection: HyD
    Science Lab Topic: Confocal Microscopy

    Detectors for Sensitive Detection: HyD

    This article discusses detectors (more precisely: sensors), that are employed in single point, i.e. true confocal scanning microscopes. The sensors in such systems are usually photomultiplier tubes.…
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  • Sensors for True Confocal Scanning
    Science Lab Topic: Confocal Microscopy

    Sensors for True Confocal Scanning

    In this article, advantages and disadvantages of different types of sensors for single point true confocal scanning devices are discussed. Traditionally, photomultiplier tubes have been employed in…
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  • Step by Step Guide to Hybrid Detection and Photon Counting
    Science Lab Topic: Live-Cell Imaging

    Step by Step Guide to Hybrid Detection and Photon Counting

    This tutorial explains the underlying hybrid detection technology and compares it to photomultiplier technology. The implications of hybrid detection design for imaging and photon counting are…
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