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image: Image of the Day: Cleared Fish

Image of the Day: Cleared Fish

By | January 14, 2014

A juvenile Pacific cod (Gadus macrocephalus) with cartilage stained in blue and bone in red

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image: Image of the Day: Drosophila Heart

Image of the Day: Drosophila Heart

By | January 13, 2014

In a fruit fly model of cardiac amyloidosis, aggregates of a fragment of mutant Huntingtin protein (green) contribute to a reduction in myosin (pink) and actin (cyan) in heart muscle cells.

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image: Image of the Day: Flashy Fish

Image of the Day: Flashy Fish

By | January 10, 2014

False moray eels (Kaupichthys brachychirus, top, and Kaupichthys nuchalis, middle) and pipefish (Corythoichthys haematopterus, bottom) naturally fluoresce and may be capable of seeing fluorescence in other animals.

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image: Image of the Day: Protected Nerves

Image of the Day: Protected Nerves

By | January 9, 2014

Rat oligodendrocytes (green) myelinate glutamatergic neurons (red) but not interneurons (white).

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image: Image of the Day: Ancient Flowers

Image of the Day: Ancient Flowers

By | January 8, 2014

A chunk of amber contains the remains of a 100-million-year-old flowering plant (Micropetasos burmensis).

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image: Image of the Day: Nectar Eater

Image of the Day: Nectar Eater

By | January 7, 2014

The hummingbird hawk-moth (Macroglossum stellatarum) avoids competition from other insects by using its proboscis to feed on nectar from long and narrow flowers.

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image: Image of the Day: Silky Structure

Image of the Day: Silky Structure

By | January 6, 2014

This tower on the bark of a cecropia tree was built by an as yet unknown Peruvian spider to house a single egg.

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image: Image of the Day: Protective Coat

Image of the Day: Protective Coat

By | January 3, 2014

Staphylococcus aureus produces an enzyme that causes blood to clot, which may shield the bacteria from host immune cells.

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image: Image of the Day: Hungry Mantis

Image of the Day: Hungry Mantis

By | January 2, 2014

A South African praying mantis (Miomantis caffra) eats a fly.

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image: Image of the Day: Snowy Details

Image of the Day: Snowy Details

By | January 1, 2014

This snowflake was imaged using a low temperature scanning electron microscope.

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