The Fireworks Inside Us All

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Celebrating in style

Credit: Donna Beer Stolz, University of Pittsburgh

Scientists regularly watch spectacular microscopic bursts of activity happening inside us and other organisms. Using imaging techniques, including colorful…Read More »

dyes and graphic design programs, they generate pictures that could compete for the "oohs and ahhs" at any fireworks show. The grand finale: a better understanding of fundamental life processes that contribute to health and disease.

Here are just a few glimpses into cells captured by scientists in the course of their research funded by the National Institutes of Health. To see more fireworks on a microscopic scale, visit the online gallery for “Life: Magnified,” an exhibit of scientific images on display through November 2014 at Washington Dulles International Airport.    Less «
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