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.
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.
Wt1b-positive myocardial cell adopting an epicardial cell morphology.

Wt1 Genes Can Induce a Cardiomyocyte to Epicardial-like Cell Fate Transition

From this study, it was concluded that Wt1 plays a yet undescribed role for cardiomyocyte differentiation by repressing chromatin opening at specific genomic loci and that sustained ectopic expression…

Fish and Chips Sheet into the Light

The zebrafish larval brain is small and contains about 1 million times less neurons than the human counterpart. The neural circuitry and the general bauplan of the vertebrate brain, however, is…
Light sheet microscopy tilescan of zebrafish.

Using U-Shaped Glass Capillaries for Sample Mounting

The DLS microscope system from Leica Microsystems is an innovative concept which integrates the Light Sheet Microscopy technology into the confocal platform. Due to its unique optical architecture,…
Zebrafish larva with myl7:AmCyan, lmo2:dsRED2, drl:EGFP and Rottermann contrast

Work More Efficiently in Developmental Biology With Stereo Microscopy: Zebrafish, Medaka, and Xenopus

Among the aquatic model organisms used in molecular and developmental biology the most prominent are the zebrafish (genus species: Danio rerio), medaka or japanese rice fish (genus species: Oryzias…
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