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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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image: Image of the Day: Algae Clumps

Image of the Day: Algae Clumps

By | June 21, 2013

What looks like balls of yarn found at the bargain bin of the local knitting shop are clusters of an unspecified algal species.

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image: Image of the Day: Anthrax Killer

Image of the Day: Anthrax Killer

By | June 20, 2013

Neutrophil (yellow), a type of white blood cell involved in inflammation, attacks Bacillus anthracis (orange), the bacteria that causes anthrax.

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image: Image of the Day: Legionnaire Bug

Image of the Day: Legionnaire Bug

By | June 19, 2013

The Gram-negative Legionella pneumophila bacterium (colorized in the scanning electron microscope image) is the causative agent in Legionnaire’s disease.

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