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image: Image of the Day: Splitting Off

Image of the Day: Splitting Off

By | June 8, 2015

Microtubules (gray) separate chromosomes (pink) as a polar body (right) splits off from a human oocyte. (Actin pictured in blue.)

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image: Image of the Day: Lounging Leafhopper

Image of the Day: Lounging Leafhopper

By | June 5, 2015

An adult leafhopper (family Cicadellidae) spotted in North Carolina

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image: Image of the Day: Human Hepatocyte

Image of the Day: Human Hepatocyte

By | June 4, 2015

Hepatocytes, like this one, are the most abundant cells of the human liver.

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image: Image of the Day: Super-soaked Moss

Image of the Day: Super-soaked Moss

By | June 3, 2015

When animals walk across their spongy surface, Wahlenberg’s pohlia moss (Pohlia wahlenbergii) expel some of their water reserves in droplets.

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image: Image of the Day: Fish Eggs

Image of the Day: Fish Eggs

By | June 2, 2015

This cross-section shows developing eggs within the spiral-shaped ovary of an anglerfish.

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image: Image of the Day: Cipro Close-up

Image of the Day: Cipro Close-up

By | June 1, 2015

Crystals made from the antibiotic ciprofloxacin imaged using a polarizing microscope (40x magnification)

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image: Image of the Day: CRISPR Pigs

Image of the Day: CRISPR Pigs

By | May 29, 2015

These Bama minipigs were engineered with CRISPR technology to lack two genes linked to Parkinson’s disease.

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image: Image of the Day: Eye of the Beholder

Image of the Day: Eye of the Beholder

By | May 28, 2015

Endothelial cells of the pupillary membrane in the back of the mouse eye supply blood to the lens during fetal development.

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image: Image of the Day: Prehistoric Parasite

Image of the Day: Prehistoric Parasite

By | May 27, 2015

This “virtual fossil” shows a preserved pentasomid parasite (orange thread at the top) still attached to its host, a marine ostracod crustacean.

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image: Image of the Day: Allergy Season

Image of the Day: Allergy Season

By | May 26, 2015

Scanning electron micrograph of lily (Lilium auratum) pollen

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