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image: Image of the Day: Birefractive Blood

Image of the Day: Birefractive Blood

By | December 15, 2015

As a diagnostic tool, birefringence relies on scattering polarized light off treated blood to create images like this one from an Ebola-infected sample.

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image: Image of the Day: CRISPR Claw

Image of the Day: CRISPR Claw

By | December 14, 2015

Researchers used CRISPR/Cas9 to replace this amphipod (Parhyale hawaiensis) hatchling’s normal mouthpart (yellow) with a claw (blue).

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image: Image of the Day: Follow the Leader

Image of the Day: Follow the Leader

By | December 11, 2015

Blood vessels (gray) and nerve cells (red) develop along similar paths in this embryonic mouse torso.

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image: Image of the Day: Adaptable Animal

Image of the Day: Adaptable Animal

By | December 10, 2015

If Hydra vulgaris loses its ability to create nerve cells (green), it can activate epithelial cells to take on some neuronal duties.

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image: Image of the Day: Distinctive Dopamine

Image of the Day: Distinctive Dopamine

By | December 9, 2015

Researchers created these fibroblast-derived neurons (red) to contain an enzyme that synthesizes dopamine (green).

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image: Image of the Day: Winter Habits

Image of the Day: Winter Habits

By | December 8, 2015

The pygmy slow loris (Nycticebus pygmaeus) of Southeast Asia is the first hibernating primate discovered outside Madagascar.

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image: Image of the Day: Van Dough

Image of the Day: Van Dough

By | December 7, 2015

Engineered colonies of Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast grew to create this farmhouse scene.

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image: Image of the Day: Peach, Preserved

Image of the Day: Peach, Preserved

By | December 4, 2015

This 2.5-million-year-old peach pit is identical to those found in modern varieties of the fruit.

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image: Image of the Day: Blue Tide

Image of the Day: Blue Tide

By | December 3, 2015

Noctiluca dinoflagellates illuminate a wave with a bioluminescent reaction triggered by the wind.

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image: Image of the Day: Anchors Aweigh

Image of the Day: Anchors Aweigh

By | December 2, 2015

This Synapta sea cucumber’s skin contains various anchor-shape calcareous structures, shown here under polarized light.

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