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Image of the Day: Can’t Touch This

By | August 21, 2017

Scientists engineer a new polymer that prevents macrofouling mussels from sticking to underwater surfaces.

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image: Image of the Day: Sperm Protectors

Image of the Day: Sperm Protectors

By | August 18, 2017

Among their many functions, macrophages in mouse testes guard sperm against attacks by other immune cells. 

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image: Image of the Day: Skull Scan

Image of the Day: Skull Scan

By | August 17, 2017

High-resolution neutron imaging and CT scans of the tyrannosaur Bistahieversor sealeyi’s 74-million-year-old skull shed light on its evolution.

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image: Image of the Day: Dial M for Murder

Image of the Day: Dial M for Murder

By | August 16, 2017

M proteins from Streptococcus bacteria selectively kill mouse macrophages and human macrophage-like cells by prompting cell death.

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image: Image of the Day: Fountain of Youth

Image of the Day: Fountain of Youth

By | August 15, 2017

Neural plasticity wanes with age, but increasing the protein Arc—abundant earlier in life—in the visual cortex of mice can fend off this decline.

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image: Image of the Day: Rainbow Matter

Image of the Day: Rainbow Matter

By | August 14, 2017

Using diffusion-weighted tractography, scientists can produce a detailed image of the minute neural fibers within a mouse brain.  

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image: Image of the Day: Embryoid

Image of the Day: Embryoid

By | August 11, 2017

Using human pluripotent stem cells, scientists engineered an amniotic sac-like structure, potentially useful for uncovering the elusive cellular signals that lead to infertility.

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image: Image of the Day: Everybody Needs a Friend

Image of the Day: Everybody Needs a Friend

By | August 10, 2017

The protein encoded by the gene that causes Fragile X in humans partners with another protein, dNab2, to alter gene expression in fruit fly neurons.

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image: Image of the Day: Lysosomes Go Traveling

Image of the Day: Lysosomes Go Traveling

By | August 8, 2017

To chew up waste in far-reaching dendritic spines, lysosomes are trafficked sometimes hundreds of microns away from the cell bodies of neurons in rats. 

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image: Image of the Day: Un-break My Heart

Image of the Day: Un-break My Heart

By | August 8, 2017

A failing heart is easily distinguished from a healthy one by numerous tell-tale signs, including its slender, stretched-out walls, increased size, and pooled blood clots.

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