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image: Image of the Day: Brain Wiring

Image of the Day: Brain Wiring

By The Scientist Staff | February 20, 2013

Neural pathways form a mesh, with yellow representing language and connecting the frontal lobe on the left to the temporal lobe on the right, and the purple curlicue representing Broca's area, which coordinates speech.

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image: Image of the Day: Plankton Net

Image of the Day: Plankton Net

By The Scientist Staff | February 19, 2013

This amphipod uses feathery bristles on its appendages to catch microscopic organisms for its next meal.

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image: Image of the Day: Downward Pull

Image of the Day: Downward Pull

By The Scientist Staff | February 15, 2013

Plants' actin skeletons (green) and plastids (red) help them sense and respond to gravity.

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image: Image of the Day: Fossilized Flower

Image of the Day: Fossilized Flower

By The Scientist Staff | February 15, 2013

A scanning electron micrograph of an acacia flower preserved in Australia before the Ice Age.

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image: Image of the Day: Fixing a Broken Ticker

Image of the Day: Fixing a Broken Ticker

By The Scientist Staff | February 14, 2013

A heart with a hole in it is repaired using a patch from a cow's pericardium, the membrane that encloses the muscular organ.

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image: Image of the Day: Unwelcome Valentine

Image of the Day: Unwelcome Valentine

By The Scientist Staff | February 13, 2013

Electron micrograph of the disease-causing protozoan Giardia lamblia partway through cell division, forming a heart shape.

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image: Image of the Day: Deflated Cyst

Image of the Day: Deflated Cyst

By The Scientist Staff | February 12, 2013

Pancreatic cells missing a tumor-suppressing enzyme form a cyst that puffs up before collapsing in on itself.

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image: Image of the Day: Cerebral Infiltration

Image of the Day: Cerebral Infiltration

By The Scientist Staff | February 11, 2013

An illustration depicting the damaging effects of a tumor (red) on structural connections within the brain

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image: Image of the Day: Glowing Gut

Image of the Day: Glowing Gut

By The Scientist Staff | February 8, 2013

A maturing mouse gut nervous system (shown in orange), a mesh-like system of neurons that regulates digestion and gastrointenstial function, runs from the stomach through the intestines.

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image: Image of the Day: Leukocyte Lookalike

Image of the Day: Leukocyte Lookalike

By The Scientist Staff | February 7, 2013

This nanoparticle cloaked in leukocyte (white blood cell) membranes may deliver cancer drugs to their targets without triggering an immune response.

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