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Gut-brain Sugar Sensor
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Researchers have discovered that a region of the mouse brain known as the cNST (colored yellow at the top) responded to the presence of sugar, even if it was infused directly into the gut.

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Mitotic Chromosomes
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This is an immunofluorescence microscopy image of mitotic chromosomes. The blue dots mark the kinetochores, which are the attachment points for the spindle fibers. The DNA is marked in yellow.

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Iridescent Butterfly Wing Scales
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This is an image of the underside of artificially selected blue buckeye butterfly wing scales, showing their iridescent lamina colors.

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Inside the “Water Bear”
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The winning image (Americas) in the Olympus Image of the Year Award 2019 shows the inside of a tardigrade, also known as a “water bear”.

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Killer T and Cancer Cells
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This is an image of a group of killer T cells (green and red) surrounding a cancer cell (blue, center).

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Gene-edited Pancreatic Beta Cells
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In a recent study, cells in the pancreas of a gene-edited mouse produced nearly equal amounts of insulin (green) and glucagon (red). In mice that develop Type I diabetes, green would predominate the image.

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Mapping the Crinkles in Biofilms
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This image shows the surface topography of a Vibrio cholerae biofilm, sticky patches of bacteria that form intricate patterns as they grow.

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Tumor Innervation
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In this image, cancer cells (green) are innervated with nerve cells (red).

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The Bacterial Communities on Your Tongue
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This is a bacterial biofilm scraped from the surface of a human tongue, imaged using CLASI-FISH.

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Enteric Nervous System
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A still image of a three-dimensional view of the enteric nervous system.

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