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Image of the Day: It’s Alive

By | September 14, 2017

New microscopy techniques reveal that heterochromatin—the condensed, seemingly dormant portions of DNA—is not as dense as scientists once thought.

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image: Image of the Day: Ancient Traces

Image of the Day: Ancient Traces

By | September 13, 2017

Scientists uncovered 500-million-year-old fossilized burrows, up to 600 microns in diameter, made by one of the world’s first freely moving animals.

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image: Image of the Day: When Cells Stop Cleaning

Image of the Day: When Cells Stop Cleaning

By | September 12, 2017

By stifling autophagy in the motor neurons of a mouse model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), scientists stem later-stage disease progression.

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image: Image of the Day: Fish Avatars for Cancer

Image of the Day: Fish Avatars for Cancer

By | September 11, 2017

Zebrafish larvae transplanted with patients’ tumors respond as their human donors do to chemotherapy.

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image: Image of the Day: Lungs Aglow

Image of the Day: Lungs Aglow

By | September 8, 2017

By first removing epithelial tissue from rat lungs while preserving their intricate vascular networks, scientists re-engineered healthy, working lung scaffolds.

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image: Image of the Day: Make or Break a Habit

Image of the Day: Make or Break a Habit

By | September 7, 2017

Deep within the forebrains of mice, scientists have identified an elusive cell type responsible for forming habits.

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image: Image of the Day: Eye of Pig

Image of the Day: Eye of Pig

By | September 6, 2017

This 10-centimeter-wide pig eye replica includes even the most intricate of blood vessels, some no wider than 30 micrometers.

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image: Image of the Day: Smell You Later  

Image of the Day: Smell You Later  

By | September 5, 2017

Scientists demonstrate that just the right amount of inflammation after an injury to a mouse’s olfactory epithelium is key for regenerating cells important for smell.

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image: Image of the Day: Fly Sight

Image of the Day: Fly Sight

By | September 4, 2017

In the developing Drosophila visual system, signals from glia cultivate the growth of neurons from immature cells.

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image: Image of the Day: Glowing Bacteria On a Chip

Image of the Day: Glowing Bacteria On a Chip

By | September 1, 2017

Using new nanochip technology, scientists can measure the light emitted by engineered fluorescing bacteria.

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