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image: Image of the Day: Protein Hypnosis

Image of the Day: Protein Hypnosis

By | December 8, 2016

The proteins MinD and MinE, involved in keeping E. coli cells oriented during cell division, oscillate across a synthetic membrane.

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image: Image of the Day: Good Fat, Bad Fat

Image of the Day: Good Fat, Bad Fat

By | December 7, 2016

University of Pennsylvania researchers have discovered a signaling pathway that turns white adipocytes into brown adipocytes.

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image: Image of the Day: Living the Dry Life

Image of the Day: Living the Dry Life

By | December 6, 2016

Department of Energy scientists are studying the omics of the agave plant, with the hope of someday engineering crops that thrive in arid environments.

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image: Image of the Day: Some Weather

Image of the Day: Some Weather

By | December 5, 2016

An orangutan takes shelter beneath an umbrella made from branches. That animals can use tools in such sophisticated ways can be explained with the help of a new learning model for animal behavior.

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image: Image of the Day: Rewards and Letdowns

Image of the Day: Rewards and Letdowns

By | December 2, 2016

When the brain registers a pleasant reward—say, a cookie—neuronal activity can reflect how well that reward matches up to expectations.

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image: Image of the Day: Parting Ways

Image of the Day: Parting Ways

By | December 1, 2016

The Allen Institute for Cell Science releases the first public collection of human induced pluripotent stem cells that have been fluorescently tagged using CRISPR.

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image: Image of the Day: Quality Control

Image of the Day: Quality Control

By | November 30, 2016

The thymus, cells of which are pictured here, helps regulate the production of certain T cells.

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image: Image of the Day: Sequencing Eden

Image of the Day: Sequencing Eden

By | November 29, 2016

The full genomes of the 64 plants shown here are all available online.

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image: Image of the Day: Wheelin' Around

Image of the Day: Wheelin' Around

By | November 28, 2016

The wheel bug (Arilus cristatus) is one of the largest terrestrial true bugs in North America. It can grow to be 1.5 inches long.

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image: Image of the Day: Story of a Cell

Image of the Day: Story of a Cell

By | November 25, 2016

A new technique called MEMOIR inscribes the life history of a cell onto its genome, to be read using advanced microscopy.

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