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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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image: Image of the Day: Everybody Vomits

Image of the Day: Everybody Vomits

By | August 31, 2017

In a process known as vomocytosis, macrophages swallow pathogens whole only to spew them back out later, unharmed.

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image: Image of the Day: Hippocampal Jalapeno

Image of the Day: Hippocampal Jalapeno

By | August 30, 2017

To tease apart brain regions involved in forming versus remembering memories, scientists engineered mice whose brain cells could be manipulated and tagged.

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image: Image of the Day: This Is Not a Penis

Image of the Day: This Is Not a Penis

By | August 29, 2017

Scientists encountered a marine worm strikingly reminiscent of a human phallus, along with other bizarre creatures, while exploring deep seas off of the Australian coast this summer.

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image: Image of the Day: A Heart is Born

Image of the Day: A Heart is Born

By | August 28, 2017

To track distinct populations of developing cardiovascular cells, scientists used pulses of electricity to introduce fluorescently labeled DNA into chick embryos.

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image: Image of the Day: Stretchy Chicken Skin

Image of the Day: Stretchy Chicken Skin

By | August 25, 2017

In a developing chicken embryo, skin cells pull on each other, forming multicellular mounds that eventually turn into properly-spaced feathers.

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