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image: Image of the Day: Bison-Shaped Bug

Image of the Day: Bison-Shaped Bug

By | August 30, 2013

Named for its humped back, the buffalo treehopper sucks juice from plants.

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image: Image of the Day: Blue Sea Slug

Image of the Day: Blue Sea Slug

By | August 29, 2013

Glaucus atlanticus eats venomous cnidarians such as man o' wars and stings using toxins stored from its meals.

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image: Image of the Day: Tiny Invader

Image of the Day: Tiny Invader

By | August 28, 2013

These mating leafhopper insects, Bothrogonia ferruginea, are host to the bacterium Nasuia deltocephalinicola, the new record holder for smallest genome at 112,000 base pairs.

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image: Image of the Day: Prion Processes

Image of the Day: Prion Processes

By | August 27, 2013

Thread-like fibrils grow out of prion proteins expressed in E. coli cells

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image: Image of the Day: Ring of Fire

Image of the Day: Ring of Fire

By | August 26, 2013

A baboon oocyte surrounded by granulosa cells, which produce sex steroids and other growth factors to aid in the development of the unfertilized egg cell

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image: Image of the Day: Cerebellar Maze

Image of the Day: Cerebellar Maze

By | August 23, 2013

Sagittal section through a rat cerebellar cortex triple-labeled to illustrate granule cell nuclei (blue), Purkinje cells (green), and astroglia (faint patches of red).

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image: Image of the Day: Epithelial Exposure

Image of the Day: Epithelial Exposure

By | August 22, 2013

A dry fracture of an African green monkey kidney epithelial cell reveals the contents of a vacuole where Coxiella burnetii, the pathogen that causes “Q fever,” are busy growing.

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image: Image of the Day: Stem Cell Sentinel

Image of the Day: Stem Cell Sentinel

By | August 21, 2013

An unfertilized egg cell showing a dense cloud of protein called “Ronin,” which contributes to embryonic development and maintains stem cells in their undifferentiated states      

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image: Image of the Day: Viscous Vessels

Image of the Day: Viscous Vessels

By | August 20, 2013

Cerebrovascular amyloid angiopathy is a blood vessel disease in which amyloid deposits, the sticky plaques associated with Alzheimer's disease, form in the brain's vasculature.

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image: Image of the Day: Candida Endocytosis

Image of the Day: Candida Endocytosis

By | August 19, 2013

Scanning electron micrograph of Candida parapsilosis yeast (green) adhering to a human endothelial monolayer (pink) and being enveloped by thin membrane extensions from endothelial cells.

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