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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!
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.

FluoSync - a Fast & Gentle Method for Unmixing Multicolour Images

In this white paper, we focus on a fast and reliable method for obtaining high-quality multiplex images in fluorescence microscopy. FluoSync combines an existing method for hybrid unmixing with…
Living HeLa cells stained with WGA-488 (yellow), SPY-Actin (cyan), and SiR-Tubulin (magenta). Instant Computational Clearing (ICC) was applied.

How to Perform Dynamic Multicolor Time-Lapse Imaging

Live-cell imaging sheds light on diverse cellular events. As many of these events have fast dynamics, the microscope imaging system must be fast enough to record every detail. One major advantage of…
Normal colon imaged with Cell DIVE. 8 biomarkers are shown: CD20, CD4, CD31, SOX9, Vimentin, Ki67, Panck and SMA.

Identifying Fibroblast Phenotypes with Multiplex Imaging

Identifying fibroblasts phenotypes can help researchers understand the relationship between distinct diseases and inflammation mechanisms. Fibroblasts perform a wide variety of immune and repair roles…
Untreated Hela Kyoto cells stained to show the nucleus (Hoechst, blue), the cis-golgi matrix protein GM130 (AF488, green), and the trans-golgi network membrane protein TGN46 (AF647, red).

Golgi Organizational Changes in Response to Cell Stress

VIDEO ON DEMAND - In this episode of MicaCam, our special guest George Galea from EMBL Heidelberg will look at HeLa Kyoto cells treated with various chemotherapeutic agents to investigate their effect…
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma tissue section imaged with Cell DIVE

Multiplexed Imaging Types, Benefits and Applications

Multiplexed imaging is an emerging and exciting way to extract information from human tissue samples by visualizing many more biomarkers than traditional microscopy. By observing many biomarkers…
3D Reconstruction of brain slide image_Mica

3D Tissue Imaging: From Fast Overview To High Resolution With One Click

3D Tissue imaging is a widespread discipline in the life sciences. Researchers use it to reveal detailed information of tissue composition and integrity, to make conclusions from experimental…
MDCK cysts on day 9

How To Perform Fast & Stable Multicolor Live-Cell Imaging

With the help of live-cell imaging researchers gain insights into dynamic processes of living cells up to whole organisms. This includes intracellular as well as intercellular activities. Protein or…
Zebrafish heart showing the ventricle with an injury in the lower area

Cardiomyocyte Proliferation Upon Heart Injury in Zebrafish

VIDEO ON DEMAND - This edition of MicaCam focuses on the study of the zebrafish (Danio rerio) whose heart cells can fully regenerate after injury.
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