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image: Image of the Day: Fetal Fruit Bat, Unveiled

Image of the Day: Fetal Fruit Bat, Unveiled

By The Scientist Staff | October 23, 2017

A dissection microscope reveals the delicate inner structures of a third-trimester fetal fruit bat (Megachiroptera).

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image: Image of the Day: Sun Burn

Image of the Day: Sun Burn

By The Scientist Staff | October 20, 2017

When certain melanocyte stem cells are exposed to UV rays, a molecular cascade can trigger melanoma, scientists find in mice.

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image: Image of the Day: Fangaroo

Image of the Day: Fangaroo

By The Scientist Staff | October 19, 2017

Fanged kangaroos in Australia were thought to have gone extinct 15 million years ago, but new evidence suggests they were around for at least 5 million more years.

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image: Image of the Day: Microbes on Fake Mars

Image of the Day: Microbes on Fake Mars

By Aggie Mika | October 18, 2017

By simulating the structure and composition of Mars’s rocky materials, scientists observe how the metal-eating, extreme environment–inhabiting microbe Metallosphaera sedula could alter extraterrestrial environments.

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image: Image of the Day: Bay Nettle Jelly 

Image of the Day: Bay Nettle Jelly 

By Aggie Mika | October 17, 2017

From their smaller size and fewer tentacles, nettle jellyfish inhabiting the Chesapeake Bay are noticeably different from their ocean-dwelling counterparts, prompting scientists to classify the two as different species.

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image: Image of the Day: Telling Scans

Image of the Day: Telling Scans

By Aggie Mika | October 16, 2017

In children’s brain scans, scientists uncovered signs of multiple sclerosis before the kids showed any symptoms of the disease.

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image: Image of the Day: Brand New Bowel

Image of the Day: Brand New Bowel

By The Scientist Staff | October 13, 2017

Using human stems cells and segments of rat intestines, scientists engineer bowels that are capable of absorbing nutrients.

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image: Image of the Day: Lab-Grown Brain

Image of the Day: Lab-Grown Brain

By The Scientist Staff | October 12, 2017

Scientists grew organoids that mimic human fetal brains and infected them with the Zika virus to model its neurological effects.

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image: Image of the Day: Rainbow Gut

Image of the Day: Rainbow Gut

By The Scientist Staff | October 11, 2017

Rather than organizing into easily defined compartments, different microbes mix and intermingle within the mouse gut, scientists find.

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image: Image of the Day: Keratin Jungle

Image of the Day: Keratin Jungle

By The Scientist Staff | October 10, 2017

A tangled web of fluorescently labeled keratin, in a human skin cell, wins first place in this year's Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition.

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