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!
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…

Visualizing Retinal Interactions to Study Eye Diseases

This article shows how interactions between endothelial cells, blood vessels, microglia, and astrocytes in mouse retina can be studied efficiently with a THUNDER Imager 3D Cell Culture and Large…
Whole mouse embryo widefield data and LVCC

Cranial Nerve Development

This article demonstrates how fast, high-contrast imaging of mouse embryos with a THUNDER Imager 3D Cell Culture and Large Volume Computational Clearing (LVCC) enable the investigation of axonal…
Left-hand image: The distribution of immune cells (white) and blood vessels (pink) in white adipose tissue (image captured using the THUNDER Imager 3D Cell Culture). Right-hand image: The same image after automated analysis using Aivia, with each immune cell color-coded based on its distance to the nearest blood vessel. Image courtesy of Dr. Selina Keppler, Munich, Germany.

Accurately Analyze Fluorescent Widefield Images

The specificity of fluorescence microscopy allows researchers to accurately observe and analyze biological processes and structures quickly and easily, even when using thick or large samples. However,…

Save time and effort with AI-assisted fluorescence image analysis

The powerful synergy of THUNDER and Aivia analyze fluorescence images with greater accuracy, even when using low light excitation.

Role of Mucins and Glycosylation in Dry Eye Disease

This article shows how fast, high-contrast, and sharp imaging of stratified human corneal epithelial cells with THUNDER imaging technology for dry eye disease (DED) research allows membrane ridges to…
Images of C2C12 cells which were stained with lamin B (magenta), Hoechst (blue), and yH2AX (yellow). A) raw widefield fluorescence image and B) THUNDER image after LVCC. The yellow foci indicate damaged DNA.

Skeletal Muscle Adaptation and Fibrotic Diseases

The mechanisms of how skeletal muscle adapts to fibrotic pathologies can be investigated more efficiently with fast, high-contrast imaging of C2C12 mouse myoblast cells which is described in this…
HeLa Kyoto cells (HKF1, H2B-mCherry, alpha Tubulin, mEGFP). Left image: Maximum projection of a z-stack prior to ICC and LVCC. Right image: Maximum projection of a mosaic z-stack after ICC and LVCC.

How to Improve Live Cell Imaging with Coral Life

For live-cell CLEM applications, light microscopy imaging is a critical step for identifying the right cell in the right state at the right time. In this article, Leica experts share their insights on…

Optimizing THUNDER Platform for High-Content Slide Scanning

With rising demand for full-tissue imaging and the need for FL signal quantitation in diverse biological specimens, the limits on HC imaging technology are tested, while user trainability and…
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