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image: Image of the Day: Purple Podocytes

Image of the Day: Purple Podocytes

By | May 11, 2017

Using human induced pluripotent stem cells, scientists grew podocytes, cells that attach to the kidney's glomeruli and help filter blood.  

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image: Image of the Day: 3-Billion-Year-Old Bubbles 

Image of the Day: 3-Billion-Year-Old Bubbles 

By | May 10, 2017

Fossilized gas bubbles, formed from being trapped by microbial biofilms, provide the oldest signature of life in terrestrial hot springs.

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image: Image of the Day: Tiny but Telling Flea

Image of the Day: Tiny but Telling Flea

By | May 9, 2017

The recently updated genome sequence of the Daphnia pulex can shed more light on how it adapts to stress, environmental toxins, and warming temperatures.

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image: Image of the Day: Smells like Royalty

Image of the Day: Smells like Royalty

By | May 8, 2017

Indian jumping ants, Harpegnathos saltator, can identify future queens based on a pheromone produced by the royal larvae.

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image: Image of the Day: Cantankerous Crab

Image of the Day: Cantankerous Crab

By | May 5, 2017

Hermit crabs living in broken shells outperform those inhabiting intact shells in fights because they attack more aggressively, compensating for lower muscle strength with vigor.

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image: Image of the Day: Worms Feasting

Image of the Day: Worms Feasting

By | May 4, 2017

Wax worms, Galleria mellonella, can biodegrade plastic, including the sturdy and common polyethylene. 

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image: Image of the day: Stylish Zebrafish

Image of the day: Stylish Zebrafish

By | May 3, 2017

Zebrafish, Danio rerio, develop patterns of colorful stripes on their skin thanks to pigmented cells—dark melanophores, orange-gold xanthophores, and iridescent iridophores. 

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image: Image of the Day: Ears-in-a-Dish

Image of the Day: Ears-in-a-Dish

By | May 2, 2017

Using three-dimensional culture, which allows cells to grow in a ball-shape aggregate, scientists created inner ear organoids containing sensory neurons and hair cells.

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image: Image of the Day: Night Lights

Image of the Day: Night Lights

By | May 1, 2017

The bioluminescent mushroom, Neonothopanus gardneri, glows green when luciferase enzymes interact with luciferin molecules, triggering a chemical reaction that releases light.

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image: Image of the Day: Social Drinking

Image of the Day: Social Drinking

By | April 28, 2017

Drunken crayfish will roll on their backs and enthusiastically perform tail flips in their tanks. The animals are more likely to display they behaviors after spending time in a social environment compared with an isolated one.

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