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image: Image of the Day: Eye of the Beholder

Image of the Day: Eye of the Beholder

By | May 28, 2015

Endothelial cells of the pupillary membrane in the back of the mouse eye supply blood to the lens during fetal development.

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image: Image of the Day: Prehistoric Parasite

Image of the Day: Prehistoric Parasite

By | May 27, 2015

This “virtual fossil” shows a preserved pentasomid parasite (orange thread at the top) still attached to its host, a marine ostracod crustacean.

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image: Image of the Day: Allergy Season

Image of the Day: Allergy Season

By | May 26, 2015

Scanning electron micrograph of lily (Lilium auratum) pollen

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image: Image of the Day: Painted Chromosomes

Image of the Day: Painted Chromosomes

By | May 22, 2015

Spectral karyotyping enables scientists to visualize individual chromosomes by labeling them with fluorescent probes.

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image: Image of the Day: Spiny Star

Image of the Day: Spiny Star

By | May 21, 2015

A close-up look at the giant spined sea star (Pisaster giganteus) reveals distinct bright blue rings around each spine.

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image: Image of the Day: Bug-Eyed

Image of the Day: Bug-Eyed

By | May 20, 2015

Researchers engineer liquid crystals that can be arranged into compound lenses similar to insect eyes.

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image: Image of the Day: Amazing Astrocytes

Image of the Day: Amazing Astrocytes

By | May 19, 2015

They aren't neurons, but in rats, glial cells in the brain called astrocytes (red) play a major role in repetitive motions like chewing and breathing.

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image: Image of the Day: Fish Head

Image of the Day: Fish Head

By | May 18, 2015

Confocal microscopy at 20x magnification reveals the inside of a five-day-old zebrafish's head after fluorescent staining.

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image: Image of the Day: Resistant Reptile

Image of the Day: Resistant Reptile

By | May 15, 2015

Many of the gut bacteria of Indonesian tokay geckos (Gekko gecko) are resistant to antibiotics, posing a potential health hazard to people who own them as pets.

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image: Image of the Day: Seeing Spores

Image of the Day: Seeing Spores

By | May 14, 2015

Electron micrographs of Clostridium sporogenes—a close relative of the bacterium that causes botulism—show spores as they undergo germination, a process that could be targeted to avert foodborne illness.

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