Science Lab

Science Lab

Science Lab

The knowledge portal of Leica Microsystems offers scientific research and teaching material on the subjects of microscopy. The content is designed to support beginners, experienced practitioners and scientists alike in their everyday work and experiments. Explore interactive tutorials and application notes, discover the basics of microscopy as well as high-end technologies – become part of the Science Lab community and share your expertise!
Raw widefield and THUNDER image of GFP-tagged zebrafish fin. Courtesy of Jason Ear lab at Cal Poly Pomona, California, USA.

Diseases Linked to Scaffold Proteins and Signaling

This article shows how diseases related to scaffold proteins and protein signaling can be studied in zebrafish models efficiently with a THUNDER Imager.
Extended depth of field reconstruction image of a whole human pancreas islet showing fluorescence signals from insulin (green), glucagon (red), an IL17 cytokine (magenta), and nuclei (blue).

Understanding Better the Onset of Diabetes

This article shows how Interleukin-17 (IL-17) proinflammatory cytokine proteins in human pancreatic islets can be studied efficiently with a THUNDER Imager.
Chicken-embryo cross section at the level of the midbrain showing neural crest cells and cadherin-6B molecules. Raw widefield data (top) and THUNDER image (bottom).

The Neural Crest (NC)

This article discusses how the study of neural crest (NC) development in chicken embryos is aided with haze-free imaging using a THUNDER Imager 3D Assay. Proper specification, migration, and…
Raw widefield and THUNDER image of transversal mouse adult fiber lens section. Courtesy N. Houssin, Plagemen lab, Ohio State University, Columbus, USA.

Studying Ocular Birth Defects

This article discusses how lens formation and ocular birth defects can be studied with sharp widefield microscopy images which are acquired rapidly. The mouse ocular lens is used as a model to study…
THUNDER image of early prophase Drosophila germarium.

Healthy Oocyte Development

This article discusses how the study of mechanisms involved in the generation of healthy oocytes in Drosophila fruit flies can be helped with sharp, haze-free images acquired with a THUNDER Imager…
Mouse whole-mount retina. Image courtesy of the Experimental Ophthalmology Group, University of Murcia, Spain.

Fast, High Acuity Imaging and AI-assisted Analysis

The use of state-of-the-art AI systems is pushing image analysis into a new generation. Challenges like the conflict between imaging power and sample integrity are being overcome with THUNDER’s…
3D reconstruction of an isolated human islet

Create New Options for Live Cell Imaging

The use of state-of-the-art AI systems is pushing image analysis into a new generation. Challenges like the conflict between imaging power and sample integrity are being overcome with THUNDER’s…
Raw widefield and THUNDER image of mouse brain showing D2-dopamine receptors.

Expression of D2-Dopamine Receptors in Neurons

This article discusses how D2-dopamine receptors (D2R) in the substantia-nigra of mouse brain can be more clearly revealed with a THUNDER Imager 3D Assay using Instant Computational Clearing (ICC)…
Images of mouse lung: (left) raw widefield and (right) after the THUNDER technology instant computational clearing (ICC). Courtesy of Dr. Ross Metzger, CA, USA.

Investigating Pulmonary Vascular Diseases

This article describes how the cellular and molecular programs governing the formation and maintenance of lung blood vessels, as well as what goes wrong with them when pulmonary vascular diseases…
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