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Image of the Day: Solar Butterfly

By | October 27, 2017

The wings of black butterflies are inspiring the design of new solar-cell technology.

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Image of the Day: CRISPR on a Mouse Canvas

By | October 25, 2017

Scientists are using CRISPR-Cas9 technology to tag and explore specific sets of neurons in mice, in one of the first steps towards building a comprehensive atlas of brain circuitry. 

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Image of the Day: Skinning the Cat

By | July 17, 2017

This stack of polarized light micrographs depicts a vibrant ensemble of tissues, hair follicles, and vessels within a slice of cat skin.

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Image of the Day: Return of the Giant Tortoise

By | February 20, 2017

Thanks to conservation efforts, the critically endangered Pinzon Island tortoise (C. duncanesis) reproduced in 2015 for the first time in 100 years, and many of the offspring are now adults.

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image: Image of the Day: Glowing Gut

Image of the Day: Glowing Gut

By | 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 of the Day

By | October 24, 2012

A scanning electron micrograph of the prickly hairs of stinging nettle

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Image of the Day

By | October 23, 2012

A fluorescence micrograph catches a neuron regenerating in culture.

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