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image: Image of the Day: Hairy Hearing

Image of the Day: Hairy Hearing

By | July 5, 2013

"Tip links," which connect mammalian auditory hair cells to each other at multiple points, undergo stress in response to sounds and are thought to play an important role in hearing.

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image: Image of the Day: Baby, You're a Firework

Image of the Day: Baby, You're a Firework

By | July 4, 2013

The bacterial species Paenibacillus dendritiformis forms colonies with thin, curling branches that look like pyrotechnic bursts.

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image: Image of the Day: Parasitic Pest

Image of the Day: Parasitic Pest

By | July 3, 2013

The loa loa is a roundworm that lives underneath human skin.

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image: Image of the Day: Bacterial Biofilm

Image of the Day: Bacterial Biofilm

By | July 2, 2013

Extracellular DNA (yellow) helps regulate movement and prevent traffic jams as bacterial biofilms of Pseudomonas aeruginosa (blue) expand.

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image: Image of the Day: Head Louse Egg

Image of the Day: Head Louse Egg

By | July 1, 2013

Micro-CT scan of a louse egg containing an embryo, which matures while attached to human hair

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image: Image of the Day: Ebola Infection

Image of the Day: Ebola Infection

By | June 28, 2013

Scanning electron micrograph of fibrous Ebola particles shedding from an infected cell.

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image: Image of the Day: <em>E. coli</em> Hunter

Image of the Day: E. coli Hunter

By | June 27, 2013

The Shiga toxin may help E. coli survive predation by the protist Tetrahymena.

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image: Image of the Day: Butterfly Eggs

Image of the Day: Butterfly Eggs

By | June 26, 2013

Eggs from an unknown species of butterfly form a tight, grid-like pattern on the branch of a willow tree.

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image: Image of the Day: Pretty Fly

Image of the Day: Pretty Fly

By | June 25, 2013

Taking several thousand images with a microtomograph, or micro-CT scanner, can reveal an unprecedented level of anatomical detail inside the bodies of small animals like this common housefly.

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image: Image of the Day: Brain Fibers

Image of the Day: Brain Fibers

By | June 24, 2013

White matter fibers of the human brain are tracked with diffusion tensor imaging.

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