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Vascular Cell Development in the Brain
Slice of an embryonic mouse brain showing the development of vascular endothelial cells (green) and mural cells (red). The latter can contract and thus influence the blood flow in the vessels.
Water Bacteria With a Green Thumb
This is a scanning electron microscope image of Stieleria maiorica (pink), one of nearly 80 newly discovered bacterial species being investigated by researchers.
Natural Killer Cell
Colorized scanning electron micrograph of a natural killer cell.
Cell Garbage Removal
Cells on the left have the normal UBQLN2 gene and the red dots show the cell "garbage removal" process in action. The cells on the right have gene mutations that disrupt this process allowing toxic matter to build up in cells. This has been associated with ALS.
Healthy (right) vs diseased (left) bowel: Extensive DNA damage (green) within the intestinal epithelium can lead to inflammatory cell death and disruption of intestinal homeostasis.
Growing Hair Follicles in Cultured Human Skin Cells
A cultured human skin cell with developing hair follicles (budding protrusions) and embedded nerves (in red).
Zebrafish scales can give insight into how lymphatic vessels are important for tissue growth and development. The image shows fish scales with lymphatic vessels in green and scale structures in blue and magenta.
A laser scanning confocal microscope image of the mouse cochlea, the inner ear hearing organ. Sensory cell bodies are stained in blue, sensory organelles in red, and cells with a repaired Tmc1 gene in green.
Immune Attack After Stroke
Even after a blocked vessel has been opened, immune cells in the brain (green) continue to attack synapses (red) and neurons (magenta) in the memory center of the brain, the hippocampus, for at least 30 days after stroke.
A Deeper Look Inside Zebrafish
Light-sheet images of DEEP-Clear processed zebrafish showing proliferative cells (pink) and the nervous system (green).