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Image of the Day: Heat Seekers

By | September 14, 2016

A protein known to help cells withstand heat shock may also trigger the larvae of a parasitic flatworm (Schistosoma mansoni) to burrow into human flesh, researchers report.

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image: Image of the Day: Snail’s Pace

Image of the Day: Snail’s Pace

By | September 13, 2016

Insulin produced by a predatory cone snail (Conus geographus), pictured here hunting a fish, appears to act three times faster than current therapeutic insulin products, according to new research.

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image: Image of the Day: Jellyfish in the Sun

Image of the Day: Jellyfish in the Sun

By | September 12, 2016

Thimble jellyfish (Linuche unguiculata) drift with the current in the calm turquoise waters of a lagoon in Ofu, American Samoa.

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image: Image of the Day: Break Out

Image of the Day: Break Out

By | September 9, 2016

Spores of yellow rust, an agricultural pathogen, rupture the surface of a wheat leaf. A recently announced grant from the European Research Council is aimed at fighting yellow rust disease.

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Image of the Day: Holding Court

By | September 8, 2016

Overwintering monarch butterflies congregate in fluttering clusters on a Eucalyptus tree near Pismo Beach, California.

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image: Image of the Day: Thorny Issues

Image of the Day: Thorny Issues

By | September 7, 2016

The arrival of ancient antelope ancestors in Africa may have played a part in forests becoming grassland and prompted trees to sprout defensive thorns, according to research published this week.

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image: Image of the Day: Old and New Neurons

Image of the Day: Old and New Neurons

By | September 6, 2016

To form new memories, young neurons (pink) compete with older neurons (green) to integrate themselves into the hippocampal circuit.

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image: Image of the Day: Yellow Satin

Image of the Day: Yellow Satin

By | September 2, 2016

This yellow-breasted satinbird (Loboparadisea sericea) is one of several species that island-hopped their way out of Australia some 23 million years ago.

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image: Image of the Day: Vesicular Traffic

Image of the Day: Vesicular Traffic

By | September 1, 2016

Endosomal tethers guide vesicles from one part of a cell to another.

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image: Image of the Day: Beach Patrol

Image of the Day: Beach Patrol

By | August 31, 2016

Female banana fiddler crabs (Uca mjoebergi) sometimes hole up with males, not to find a mate, but for protection. 

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