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Fibroblasts Interacting with Breast Cancer Cells
Fibroblasts (magenta) interacting with proliferating breast tumor cells (yellow). Cell nuclei for both tumor cells and fibroblasts are stained in blue.
Neurons and Astrocytes
Neurons and astrocytes under a fluorescence microscope.
Planarian Visual System
Fluorescent image of the visual system of the planarian Schmidtea mediterranea. Visual axons and photoreceptor neurons shown in cyan, guidepost-like cells shown in magenta.
Normal Brain vs. Alzheimer’s Brain
A side-by-side comparison of a healthy human brain (left) and a brain damaged by Alzheimer's disease (right).
Interactions Behind Cancer Cell Spread
Microscopy image of two cells in which a cancer-relevant mutated MET has driven the interaction (yellow) of Rac1 (green) and mTOR (red) inside the cells and at the cell boundaries. The cell nuclei (DNA) are in blue.
Love on the Brain
This image highlights cells in the paraventricular nucleus of a mouse hypothalamus that produce oxytocin, often referred to as the “love hormone”.
Cell Death by Necroptosis
Researchers used lattice light sheet microscopy to visualize cells dying by necroptosis, a form of inflammatory cell death. In this image, purple marks cells with undisrupted cell membranes; yellow shows disrupted cell membranes; blue shows that the cell membrane has broken and marks a degenerating cell nucleus.
Chandelier Cell and Pyramidal Neurons
Microscope image of a chandelier cell (red, top of the image) connecting to the axon initial segments (blue) of neighboring pyramidal neurons (green).
Zebrafish Blood and Lymphatic Vessels
This image, taken using a powerful microscope that uses lasers to illuminate the fish, shows blood vessels (magenta) and lymphatic vessels (green) in the eye and head of an anesthetized, 6-week-old, transgenic zebrafish.
A close-up view of the intricate microarchitecture of pluripotent stem-cell-derived extracellular matrix.