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image: Image of the Day: Adaptable Animal

Image of the Day: Adaptable Animal

By | December 10, 2015

If Hydra vulgaris loses its ability to create nerve cells (green), it can activate epithelial cells to take on some neuronal duties.

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image: Image of the Day: Distinctive Dopamine

Image of the Day: Distinctive Dopamine

By | December 9, 2015

Researchers created these fibroblast-derived neurons (red) to contain an enzyme that synthesizes dopamine (green).

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image: Image of the Day: Winter Habits

Image of the Day: Winter Habits

By | December 8, 2015

The pygmy slow loris (Nycticebus pygmaeus) of Southeast Asia is the first hibernating primate discovered outside Madagascar.

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image: Image of the Day: Van Dough

Image of the Day: Van Dough

By | December 7, 2015

Engineered colonies of Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast grew to create this farmhouse scene.

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image: Image of the Day: Peach, Preserved

Image of the Day: Peach, Preserved

By | December 4, 2015

This 2.5-million-year-old peach pit is identical to those found in modern varieties of the fruit.

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image: Image of the Day: Blue Tide

Image of the Day: Blue Tide

By | December 3, 2015

Noctiluca dinoflagellates illuminate a wave with a bioluminescent reaction triggered by the wind.

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image: Image of the Day: Anchors Aweigh

Image of the Day: Anchors Aweigh

By | December 2, 2015

This Synapta sea cucumber’s skin contains various anchor-shape calcareous structures, shown here under polarized light.

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image: Image of the Day: Wriggling Ring

Image of the Day: Wriggling Ring

By | December 1, 2015

These Caenorhabditis elegans nematodes congregate in areas of dense bacterial growth in order to feed.

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image: Image of the Day: Flexible Flatworm

Image of the Day: Flexible Flatworm

By | November 30, 2015

After decapitation and treatment with an octanol solution, the Girardia dorotocephala flatworm can regrow its head temporarily into the shapes of other species.

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image: Image of the Day: Clustered <em>Candida</em>

Image of the Day: Clustered Candida

By | November 27, 2015

The fungus Candida albicans can morph from a round, single-celled yeast into pathogenic filamentous structures.

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