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image: Image of the Day: Cryptic Colonist

Image of the Day: Cryptic Colonist

By | December 15, 2014

A new analysis traces the evolutionary history of the trap-door spider Titanidiops canariensis on the Canary Islands off the northwest coast of Africa.

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image: Image of the Day: Deep-Sea Oddity

Image of the Day: Deep-Sea Oddity

By | December 12, 2014

In contrast to related species in which dwarf males dwell within larger females, males of a newly discovered species of deep-sea bone-eating worm, Osedax priapus, can extend their trunks to mate with nearby females (scale bar 0.5 mm).

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image: Image of the Day: Salient Sensors

Image of the Day: Salient Sensors

By | December 11, 2014

The first application of Snap-tagging to neurons in the skin of living mice reveals “baskets” of nerve endings (red) surrounding the base of each hair (thick blue line).

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image: Image of the Day: Furtive Fluke

Image of the Day: Furtive Fluke

By | December 10, 2014

The lancet fluke (Dicrocoelium lanceolatum) is a parasitic flatworm that colonizes snails, ants, and mammals at different stages of its life cycle.

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image: Image of the Day: Scarce Sengi

Image of the Day: Scarce Sengi

By | December 9, 2014

Habitat loss threatens populations of the black and rufous sengi (Rhynchocyon petersi, also known as an elephant shrew) in Kenya and Tanzania; zoo breeding programs aim to conserve the species.

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image: Image of the Day: Precise Particle

Image of the Day: Precise Particle

By | December 8, 2014

A model of a specially designed nanoparticle that targets a drug (purple) specifically to the liver or kidney and can be tracked using a fluorescent dye (blue)

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image: Image of the Day: Sticking Around

Image of the Day: Sticking Around

By | December 5, 2014

Hair-like structures on the toes of geckos allow the animals to adhere to surfaces even after death.

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image: Image of the Day: Hidden Hazard

Image of the Day: Hidden Hazard

By | December 4, 2014

In a healthy mouse kidney, cells that express the transcription factor Gli1 (red) can contribute to fibrosis, the dangerous growth of scar tissue.

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image: Image of the Day: Happy Medium

Image of the Day: Happy Medium

By | December 3, 2014

A new software program called cellPACK allows researchers to efficiently model mid-sized biological structures, such as this HIV particle.

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image: Image of the Day: Regulating Red

Image of the Day: Regulating Red

By | December 2, 2014

The fibrous roots of white Albina Vereduna beets (control plant, left) turn red when they overexpress a MYB transcription factor that upregulates red betalain pigment production (right).

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