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image: Image of the Day: 100-Million-Year-Old Flower

Image of the Day: 100-Million-Year-Old Flower

By | September 21, 2017

Scientists think dinosaurs brushed these ancient flowers into pools of tree resin, creating fossils preserved in amber.  

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image: Image of the Day: Primordial Sculpture

Image of the Day: Primordial Sculpture

By | September 20, 2017

This lifelike replica of the one-centimeter, 500-million-year-old arthropod Agnostus pisiformis was reconstructed from the animal’s ancient fossils.

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image: Image of the Day: Microbial Puppet Masters

Image of the Day: Microbial Puppet Masters

By | September 19, 2017

Bacteria inhabiting mouse tumors hold sway over a cancer cell’s response to treatment. 

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image: Image of the Day: Triple Threat

Image of the Day: Triple Threat

By | September 18, 2017

Scientists use stem-like cells from patients’ aggressive, triple receptor-negative breast tumors to grow cell lines for research.

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image: Image of the Day: Leggy Bees 

Image of the Day: Leggy Bees 

By | September 15, 2017

Female South African bees evolved lengthy limbs to better amass oil from the snapdragon flowers they pollinate.

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image: Image of the Day: It’s Alive

Image of the Day: It’s Alive

By | September 14, 2017

New microscopy techniques reveal that heterochromatin—the condensed, seemingly dormant portions of DNA—is not as dense as scientists once thought.

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image: Image of the Day: Ancient Traces

Image of the Day: Ancient Traces

By | September 13, 2017

Scientists uncovered 500-million-year-old fossilized burrows, up to 600 microns in diameter, made by one of the world’s first freely moving animals.

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image: Image of the Day: When Cells Stop Cleaning

Image of the Day: When Cells Stop Cleaning

By | September 12, 2017

By stifling autophagy in the motor neurons of a mouse model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), scientists stem later-stage disease progression.

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image: Image of the Day: Fish Avatars for Cancer

Image of the Day: Fish Avatars for Cancer

By | September 11, 2017

Zebrafish larvae transplanted with patients’ tumors respond as their human donors do to chemotherapy.

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image: Image of the Day: Lungs Aglow

Image of the Day: Lungs Aglow

By | September 8, 2017

By first removing epithelial tissue from rat lungs while preserving their intricate vascular networks, scientists re-engineered healthy, working lung scaffolds.

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