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Mummy Lake Photos: An Ancient Ceremonial Structure
Credit: Jennifer L. Peters & Dr. Michael R. Taylor, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital | St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
The blood-brain barrier in a live zebrafish embryo captured using the Confocal technique at 20 times magnification.
Credit: Walter Piorowski
Live newborn lynx spiderlings shot using Reflected Light, Figer Optics and Image Stacking Techniques at six times magnification.
Up close and personal
Credit: Dr. Dylan Burnette | National Institutes of Health
Human bone cancer (osteosarcoma) showing actin filaments (purple), mitochondria (yellow), and DNA (blue) captured with the Structured Illumination Microsopy
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(SIM) technique at 63 times magnification.
Credit: Dr. W. Ryan Williamson | Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
Drosophila melanogaster (fruit fly) visual system halfway through pupal development, showing retina (gold), photoreceptor axons (blue), and brain (green)
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imaged using the Confocal technique at 1500 times magnification.
Credit: Honorio Cócera-La Parra | University of Valencia Museum of Geology, Department of Geology
Cacoxenite (mineral) from La Paloma Mine, Spain in the Transmitted Light technique at 18 times magnification.
Coming in for a landing
Credit: Marek Mis | Marek Mis Photography
Cosmarium sp. (desmid) near a Sphagnum sp. leaf in the Polarized Light technique at 100 times magnification.
Credit: Dr. Michael John Bridge | University of Utah HSC Core Research Facilities - Cell Imaging Lab
Eye organ of a Drosophila melanogaster (fruit fly) third-instar larvae pictured in the Confocal technique at 60 times magnification.
Credit: Gerd A. Guenther
Pleurobrachia sp. (sea gooseberry) larva in the Differential Interference Contrast technique at 500 times magnification.
Credit: Geir Drange.
Myrmica sp. (ant) carrying its larva captured using Reflected Light and Image Stacking Techniques at five times magnification.
Credit: Dr. Alvaro Migotto | University of São Paulo Centro de Biologia Marinha
A brittle star imaged using Stereomicroscopy and Darkfield techniques at eight times magnification.
Credit: Jessica Von Stetina | Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Single optical section through the tip of the gut of a Drosophila melanogaster larva expressing a reporter for Notch signaling pathway activity (green),
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and stained with cytoskeletal (red) and nuclear (blue) markers captured using the Confocal technique at 25 times magnification.
Credit: Esra Guc | École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
3D lymphangiogenesis assay. Cells sprout from dextran beads embedded in fibrin gel using the Fluorescence and Confocal techniques at 200 times magnification.
Credit: Dr. Diana Lipscomb | George Washington University Department of Biological Sciences
Sonderia sp. (a ciliate that preys upon various algae, diatoms, and cyanobacteria) pictured using the Nomarski Interference Contrast technique at 400 times magnification.
Tons of teeth
Credit: José R. Almodóvar Rivera | University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez Campus, Biology Department
Pistil of Adenium obesum using the Image Stacking technique at 10 times magnification.
Credit: Andrea Genre | University of Turin Department of Life Sciences and Systems Biology
Section of a Coccinella (ladybug) leg captured using the Confocal technique at 10 times magnification.
Swirls and twirls
Credit: Douglas Moore | University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point University Relations & Communications/Geology
Fossilized Turitella agate containing Elimia tenera (freshwater snails) and ostracods (seed shrimp) captured using Stereomicroscopy at seven times magnification.
Credit: Chrles Krebs | Chrles Krebs Photography
Stinging nettle trichome on leaf vein using the Transmitted Light technique and 100 times magnification.
Graffiti on the beach
Credit: Dr. David Maitland | www.davidmaitland.com
Coral sand using the Brightfield technique at 100 times magnification.
See, hear and speak no evil ...
Credit: Dorit Hockman | University of Cambridge
Embryos of the species Molossus rufus (black mastiff bat) captured using the Brightfield technique.
Credit: Dr. Somayeh Naghiloo | University of Tabriz Department of Plant Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences
Floral primordia of Allium sativum (garlic) captured with the Epi-Illumiation technique.
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