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image: Image of the Day: Rodent Retina

Image of the Day: Rodent Retina

By | April 11, 2014

The nerve fiber layer of a mouse retina: glial cells are green, ganglion DNA and RNA are orange, optic nerve fibers are red, and actin in blood vessels is blue.

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image: Image of the Day: Shrimpy Spectrum

Image of the Day: Shrimpy Spectrum

By | April 10, 2014

Even though the eye-catching mantis shrimp has 12 different color receptor cones (compared to humans' three for red, blue, and green), it may be worse at discerning colors.

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image: Image of the Day: Mitotic Mouse Cells

Image of the Day: Mitotic Mouse Cells

By | April 9, 2014

Embryonic mouse kidney tubule cells move through phases of mitosis at different rates. Yellow indicates mitotic division, red indicates cells moving from G1- (cell growth) to S-phase (DNA duplication).

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image: Image of the Day: School of Rock

Image of the Day: School of Rock

By | April 8, 2014

Fossilized fish from the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History's collection.

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image: Image of the Day: Frogs in Waiting

Image of the Day: Frogs in Waiting

By | April 7, 2014

Eggs of a Xenopus sp. frog, popular in laboratories as a model organism.

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image: Image of the Day: Marine Mushroom

Image of the Day: Marine Mushroom

By | April 4, 2014

Mushroom corals, like this one in the Northwest Hawaiian Islands, feed on zooplankton through their slit-shaped mouths.

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image: Image of the Day: Special Delivery

Image of the Day: Special Delivery

By | April 3, 2014

Encapsulated pancreatic cells grown from human embryonic stem cells are being developed for human transplantation as a way of delivering insulin to diabetic patients (blue represents insulin, red is glucagon, and green is somatostatin).

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image: Image of the Day: Sleeping Beauty

Image of the Day: Sleeping Beauty

By | April 2, 2014

Trypanosoma brucei, the parasite that causes African sleeping sickness, in the gut of a tse-tse fly

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image: Image of the Day: Tangled Web

Image of the Day: Tangled Web

By | April 1, 2014

Spider web threads wrapped around an insect

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image: Image of the Day: Embryonic Feathers

Image of the Day: Embryonic Feathers

By | March 31, 2014

The earliest stages of down feather development interspersed with longer tract feathers on the skin of a 13-day duck embryo.

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Mettler Toledo
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