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Image of the Day: Model Flower

By | January 24, 2013

The model organism Arabidopsis thaliana flaunts its flower in this confocal micrograph, showing its membranes dyed red and DNA stained blue.

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Image of the Day: Horsefly Claw

By | January 23, 2013

Above a delicate tarsal pad, the menacing tarsal claws and fine, hooked hairs allow the horsefly (Tabanus sulcifrons) to grip and hold onto animal fur.

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Image of the Day: January 22, 2013

By | January 22, 2013

A close-up view of the primary, iridescent feathers of a scarlet macaw (Ara macao)

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Image of the Day

By | January 21, 2013

The central cell of this microscopic alga, Corethron sp., from the Amundsen Sea, Antarctica, is only about 40 microns wide.

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Image of the Day

By | January 18, 2013

This cross-sectional, 3D image shows the tissues inside a fly’s head, including the eyes, which was captured with a new technique called ultra microscopy.

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Image of the Day

By | January 17, 2013

To curb infection, a T cell (blue) binds budding HIV particles (yellow and purple) to the cell membrane—using a protein called tetherin—to keep them from floating away.

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Image of the Day

By | January 16, 2013

This neuronal stem cell culture shows a rainbow of differentiation, with fluorescent tags that separate stem cells (orange/yellow) from their neuronal "offspring" (blue/green/purple).

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Image of the Day

By | January 15, 2013

This micrograph of colonial rotifers shows off their eyespots and corona.

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Image of the Day

By | January 14, 2013

The single-celled African trypanosomes that cause sleeping sickness swim through the blood stream to evade immune responses.

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Image of the Day

By | January 11, 2013

HeLa cells show off their tube-like, cytoplasmic projections called filopodia, which are thought to play a role in sensing, migration, and cell-cell communication.

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