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image: Image of the Day: The Tentacles Have Eyes

Image of the Day: The Tentacles Have Eyes

By | August 4, 2017

The tentacles that arise from these feathery fan worms’ heads are equipped with eyeballs capable of sensing shadows and movement.  

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image: Image of the Day: Teeny Tiny Delivery Balls

Image of the Day: Teeny Tiny Delivery Balls

By | August 3, 2017

Scientists designed autonomous nanovesicles capable of following glucose concentration gradients, even through the blood brain barrier in rats.

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image: Image of the Day: Sticky Situation

Image of the Day: Sticky Situation

By | August 1, 2017

Inspired by the land slug Arion subfuscus’s sticky, durable slime, researchers created a tough yet bendy biocompatible glue that can adhere to moist surfaces, including a beating pig heart.

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image: Image of the Day: Vessels For Days

Image of the Day: Vessels For Days

By | August 1, 2017

A novel contrast agent made up of tiny iron oxide nanoparticles can label blood vessels, and highlight adverse events such cerebral ischemia, in dogs and monkeys. 

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image: Image of the Day: Release Your Inhibitions

Image of the Day: Release Your Inhibitions

By | July 31, 2017

A drug commonly used to treat clinical depression sets its effects in motion by hampering the release of an inhibitory neurotransmitter in mice.

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image: Image of the Day: Reunited and It Feels So Good

Image of the Day: Reunited and It Feels So Good

By | July 28, 2017

Zebrafish have a remarkable ability to heal their damaged nerve fibers following a spinal injury.

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image: Image of the Day: Embryonic Ripples

Image of the Day: Embryonic Ripples

By | July 26, 2017

This fluttering clump of colorful cells is a zebrafish embryo, visualized by many stacked images.

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image: Image of the Day: Not a Leaf

Image of the Day: Not a Leaf

By | July 26, 2017

With brown splotches artfully strewn against its bright yellow coloring, the striking imperial moth (Eacles imperialis) appears more leaf than Lepidoptera.

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image: Image of the Day: Power Move 

Image of the Day: Power Move 

By | July 25, 2017

When certain neurons in the prefrontal neurons cortex are turned on, mice subjugate their neighbors in a display of power. 

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image: Image of the Day: Wrinkly, Crinkly Coral

Image of the Day: Wrinkly, Crinkly Coral

By | July 24, 2017

True to its name, the corrugated coral's (Pavona varians) skeleton forms intricate patterns of alternating ridges and furrows.

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