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Light Microscopy – News and Features

Multiple sperm cells.
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Hepatitis E in Sperm Raises Sexual Transmission Possibility

Discovering that hepatitis E virus is associated with sperm in pigs suggests the virus may be both sexually transmitted and linked to male infertility, according to a new study.
A cell with pink interior and transparent membrane.
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“Synthetic” Cell Follows Chemical Directions, Advancing the Search for New Drug Delivery Systems

Scientists have developed a minimal synthetic cell that follows external chemical cues and demonstrates a governing principle of biology called “symmetry breaking.”
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, lunar module pilot of the first lunar landing mission, poses for a photograph beside the deployed United States flag during an Apollo 11.
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How Is the Immune System Affected by Space Travel?

Two Buck scientists led a team that has revealed for the first time how the lack of gravity affects the cells of the immune system at single cell resolution.
A red ant.
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Essential Ant Protein Enables Sense of Smell and Stops Cell Death

The protein Orco is crucial for the development of olfactory cells in ants, finds a new study that offers insights into the molecular and cellular basis of animal communication.
Candida growing on a red media.
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Enhancing Azole Antifungal Treatment with Bone Loss Drugs

A new study suggests that adding common bone loss drugs to azoles can improve efficacy. In lab tests, combinations of these drugs worked against dermatophyte species and prevented resistance.
Greenland.
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Giant Viruses On Greenland Ice Sheet Could Be Harnessed To Alleviate Ice Melting

The viruses probably regulate the growth of snow algae on the ice by infecting them. Knowing how to control these viruses could help us reduce some of the ice from melting.
Two sets of three images that compare the resolution of the new imaging technique to conventional imaging.
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Technology Improves the Clarity and Speed of Imaging Synapses in the Live Brain

A new microscopy system has been designed for fast, clear and frequent imaging of the living brain, providing new insights into neuroplasticity.
Cells dividing.
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How Cell Division Modes Reflect Life Cycle Diversity

New research by EMBL scientists shows how different modes of cell division used by animals and fungi might have evolved to support diverse life cycles.
Someone holding out a test tube and a DNA double helix.
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Electricity Could Make Cells More Receptive to Certain Gene Therapies

A team of researchers in electrical engineering at the University of Wisconsin–Madison has developed a stimulating method that could make the human body more receptive to certain gene therapies.
Neurodegeneration.
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Imaging Technique Shows New Details of Alzheimer’s Peptide Structures

A new imaging technique developed by engineers at Washington University in St. Louis can give scientists a much closer look at fibril assemblies — stacks of peptides that include amyloid beta, most notably associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
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