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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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image: Image of the Day: Next of Kin

Image of the Day: Next of Kin

By | August 16, 2013

Genome sequencing reveals that humans' nearest invertebrate relative is Botryllus schlosseri, also known as the golden sea tunicate, a creature that can regenerate its entire body from its blood vessels alone.

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image: Image of the Day: Internalizing It

Image of the Day: Internalizing It

By | August 15, 2013

Silica beads (yellow) are used to visualize the processes involved in the internalization of particles by human fibroblast cells, which produce structural materials for the body, such as collagen.

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image: Image of the Day: Serious Suction

Image of the Day: Serious Suction

By | August 14, 2013

Parasitic lampreys use powerful sucker mouths, rows of teeth, and rasping tongues to attach to other fish, cut away at their flesh, and drink their blood. 

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image: Image of the Day: Gorgeous Glider

Image of the Day: Gorgeous Glider

By | August 13, 2013

Herpetosiphon aurantiacus is a filamentous non-phototrophic bacterium that exhibits gliding motility and is capable of predation on other bacteria. 

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image: Image of the Day: Fiber Tracts

Image of the Day: Fiber Tracts

By | August 12, 2013

This image derived from diffusion tensor imaging, a form of magnetic resonance imaging capable of mapping the direction of water motion in tissues, shows the brain fiber tracts of a living female cynomolgus monkey, collected as part of a study designed to determine the long-term effects of cocaine use on the brain’s structure and connectivity.

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