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By | December 7, 2012

Blood vessels (arteries in green and veins in red) in the retina of a healthy mouse are helping researchers study the proteins that make up the blood-brain barrier.

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Image of the Day

By | December 6, 2012

The six phases of the cell cycle (from top left to bottom right) demonstrated by an embryo of the marine worm Cerebratulus marginatus and captured by confocal microscopy

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Image of the Day

By | December 5, 2012

This colorful nudibranch (Triopha catalinae), which is a soft-bodied, marine gastropod mollusk, not to be confused with sea slugs, is one of more than 100 species that live on the rocky shores of California.

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Image of the Day

By | December 4, 2012

Trails of fluorescent beads illuminate the swirling, cilia-driven water flow around reef-building coral (Pocillopora damicornis)

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Image of the Day

By | December 3, 2012

This microscope image captures light passing through dissolving salt crystals, which are surrounded by salt-loving bacteria.

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Image of the Day

By | November 30, 2012

This false-colored micrograph shows rod-shaped E. coli attached to a glowing green surface via anchor-like fibers, which the bacteria use to invade human tissues. 

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Image of the Day

By | November 29, 2012

A bright-field image of an oak (Quercus) leaf with tufted trichomes, which are wispy appendages--often hairs--on plants and some protists.

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Image of the Day

By | November 28, 2012

This confocal microscope image shows the strands of actin filaments (blue) with their nuclei (red) from zebrafish muscle, which constantly regenerate to replace damaged muscle.

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Image of the Day

By | November 27, 2012

This false-colored scanning electron micrograph shows the underside of a bed bug (Cimex lectularius), revealing its skin-piercing mouth parts that suck blood meals from its victims.

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Image of the Day

By | November 26, 2012

Star-like colonies of this cyanobacteria, Gloeotrichia, bloom in freshwater lakes.

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