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Nematode Preparing to Spit
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This is a scanning electron micrograph of a Steinernema carpocapsae nematode; this is what they look like when they are spitting venom into their host.

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Toxoplasma Host Cells
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This image shows two different Toxoplasma host cells changing their shape to migrate.

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Mapping Connections in the Mouse Brain
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A section of mouse brain stained to identify individual neurons and all their connections. Each color represents a different DNA barcode.

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The Social Brain
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A cross-section of a mouse brain reveals some of the regions involved in the choice between social approach and avoidance.

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Mouse Spinal Cord
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Microscopy of spinal cord sample from a mouse model of neurodegeneration.

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Hydractinia Polyp
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This image shows a male sexual polyp of the cnidarian Hydractinia symbiolongicarpus, a species of water-residing animals.

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Studying Blood Cell and Vessel Development in Zebrafish
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Zebrafish are a useful model for studying the development of blood cells and blood vessels. This image shows blood cells (magenta) in blood vessels (yellow) on the yolk of an anesthetized, 2-day-old, transgenic zebrafish embryo, which is about the size of a grain of rice.

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Organ of Corti
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An organ of Corti from a one-day-old mouse, showing sensory hair cells in green, supporting cells in purple, and cell nuclei in blue.

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Northern Star Coral
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Some corals are particularly light-sensitive, making them difficult to image. In this case, darkfield imaging has been used to reveal the non-autofluorescent coral tissue in the Northern Star coral, a species with no intrinsic fluorescence.

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Mouse Astrocytes Preparing for Autophagy
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This is an image of mouse astrocytes showing the actin cytoskeleton (red) and lysosomes (green). The cells are preparing for autophagy after experiencing osmotic stress.

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