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This fluorescent photomicrograph shows astrocytes (green) and neurons (pink) in the dentate gyrus of rat hippocampus.
Beta Cells in Mice
Shown is a microscopic image of insulin-secreting beta cells (insulin is green) that were made from stem cells produced from the skin of a patient with Wolfram syndrome, then implanted into mice in an effort to reverse diabetes.
Leukemia Cells in Bone Marrow
CRISPR technology was used to identify genes that fuel leukemia growth, like those leukemia cells (green) pictured growing within the bone marrow.
The Brain Area Controlling Binge Drinking in Mice
A new study has pinpointed a particular system in a specific brain region that can be manipulated to reduce harmful binge drinking in mice.
This is a digitally-colorized transmission electron microscopic (TEM) image of rotavirus particles.
Spinal Cord Calcium Channels
This is an image of a spinal cord from a mouse where the Cav1.3 channels (a type of calcium channel) in the nerve cells glow green.
Gut-brain Sugar Sensor
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.
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.
Iridescent Butterfly Wing Scales
This is an image of the underside of artificially selected blue buckeye butterfly wing scales, showing their iridescent lamina colors.
Inside the “Water Bear”
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”.