Images with a 1000 words
Source - The Allen Institute of Cell Science. CRISPR driven fluorescently tagged human induced pluripotent stem cells are moving on.
Thou shall not pass!
Source - Betzig Lab | Janelia Research groups. An immune cell (red) maybe delivering perforin to a cancer cell (blue) which tells the cancer cells to die.
Source - Nick Read, Fungal Cell Biology group, University of Edinburgh, F-Actin Dynamics in Neurospora crassa. -
Source - USGS Repeat Photography project shows the stark reality of retreating glaciers in Montana's Glacier National Park. From the page - USGS Science for the Changing World - "Photographing the glaciers cannot occur until the previous winters snow has melted on the glacial ice and when air quality conditions are considered at least good. This creates a narrow window in the northern clime of Glacier National Park where smoke from forest fires prevented photography on many occasions in the past few years. Since 1997 over eighty photographs have been repeated of twenty different glaciers. Most of the glaciers have shown marked recession and some glaciers are now just 1/3 of their estimated maximum size that occurred at the end of the Little Ice Age (circa 1850). In fact, only 26 named glaciers presently exist of the 150 glaciers present in 1850 and those that do are mere remnants of their previous size."
It's my way or the highway !!
Source - Dr. Marcus Roper and Dr. Louise Glass. UCLA and UC Berkley. Nuclear Dynamics in a fungal chimera. (Left - hH10DsRed and hH1-GFP nuclei movement in a single Neurospora crassa mycelium.) (Above - hH1-GFP nuclear flow near colony tip.)
Winds of Change
Is there anybody out there? : An ultra-deep field view from Hubble Space Telescope
Source - ( In 1995, scientists pointed the Hubble Telescope at an area of the sky near the Big Dipper. The location was apparently empty, and the whole endeavor was risky – what, if anything, was going to show up? But what came back was nothing short of spectacular: an image of over 1,500 galaxies glimmering in a tiny sliver of the universe. Alex Hofeldt helps us understand the scale of this image.
Light the way: Light-Sheet Microscopy
Source - Following the amazing work from Keller lab (https://www.janelia.org/lab/keller-lab) on 4D reconstruction of the developing mouse embryo, this work has adapted light sheet microscopy to look into development of the crustacean Parhyale hawaiensis mutliview reconstruction - https://elifesciences.org/articles/34410
Heart to Heart
Source - Heart Tube formation was captured in stunning detail by this work - http://dev.biologists.org/content/145/7/dev152488 - where we saw how the bilateral heart primodia reorients itself during heart tube formation.
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