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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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Mutant Mouse Mitochondria
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This electron micrograph shows abnormally shaped and structured mitochondria in the liver of a mutant mouse that models methylmalonic acidemia, a disease in with the body cannot process certain lipids and proteins.

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A New Window Into Psychosis
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This is a microscopic image of a neuron that expresses the dopamine D2 receptor (D2R). D2R is a common target for antipsychotic medications. Researchers investigating D2R signaling believe it may provide new insight into psychosis.

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Neurons: Healthy vs. Parkinson’s Disease
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To the left, the image shows healthy neurons from a mouse brain. The right image is of damaged neurons by Parkinson’s disease protein clumps.

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The Hippocampus and Memory
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Granule cells in the mouse hippocampus (shown in blue) that were active during the formation of a discrete memory were selectively targeted to express activity-dependent DREADDs (shown in green; designer receptors exclusively activated by designer drugs).

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