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image: Image of the Day: Deep-Sea Ghosts

Image of the Day: Deep-Sea Ghosts

By | December 21, 2016

This deep-sea octopod, as yet unnamed, could be at risk from habitat destruction due to underwater mining operations.

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image: Image of the Day: Sticking Out

Image of the Day: Sticking Out

By | December 20, 2016

Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory are developing DNA markers to distinguish between the pathogen responsible for the disease tularemia (blue) and other harmless, but closely related, bacteria.

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image: Image of the Day: Myelination Monday

Image of the Day: Myelination Monday

By | December 19, 2016

New details on the role calcium channels play in neuron myelination could lead to better treatments for multiple sclerosis.

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image: Image of the Day: Head Start

Image of the Day: Head Start

By | December 16, 2016

The marine worm Schizocardium californicum starts its life cycle as little more than a swimming, translucent head.

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image: Image of the Day: Repair Kit

Image of the Day: Repair Kit

By | December 15, 2016

Nanofiber gel (purple) containing the cytoplasmic extensions of nerve cells (green) may help repair spinal cord damage in mice.

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image: Image of the Day: Biofilm Up Close

Image of the Day: Biofilm Up Close

By | December 14, 2016

The bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa infects burn wounds and forms immune-resistant biofilms like the one shown here, in vitro.

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image: Image of the Day: Pest Control

Image of the Day: Pest Control

By | December 13, 2016

Neonicotinoids can be bad news for insects such as this tiger beetle (Cicindela sexguttata), which feed on the same agricultural pests that are eradicated by common insecticides.

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image: Image of the Day: Beetle Brain

Image of the Day: Beetle Brain

By | December 12, 2016

The nervous system of a horned dung beetle (Onthophagus sagittarius) just before the completion of metamorphosis.

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image: Image of Day: Long Lost Larvacean

Image of Day: Long Lost Larvacean

By | December 9, 2016

Scientists spotted an extremely rare species of larvacean for the first time since its discovery in 1900.

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image: Image of the Day: Protein Hypnosis

Image of the Day: Protein Hypnosis

By | December 8, 2016

The proteins MinD and MinE, involved in keeping E. coli cells oriented during cell division, oscillate across a synthetic membrane.

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