Image of the Day: Macrophages in Action

Researchers watch cellular interactions in high definition as the immune cells absorb E. coli bacteria.

Chia-Yi Hou
Apr 5, 2019
Macrophages from mice absorbing E. coli bacteria
Michiel van der Vaart/Leiden University

Researchers in Annemarie Meijer’s lab at Leiden University study how cells of the immune system interact with bacteria. They’re using imaging technology from Nanolive to watch macrophages, a type of white blood cell, as they absorb E. coli bacteria.