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A healthy cell that has ingested dying cells. Mouse optic nerve and retina. Credit: Keunyoung Kim, Thomas Deerinck and Mark Ellisman, National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research, UC San Diego. A microtubule, part of the cell's skeleton, builds and deconstructs. Credit: Eva Nogales lab, University of California, Berkeley. Bubonic plague bacteria on part of the digestive system in a rat flea The feeding tube, or pharynx, of a planarian worm with cilia shown in red and muscle fibers shown in green. Credit: Carrie Adler/Stowers Institute for Medical Research. Neurons activated with red or blue light. Credit: Yasunobu Murata/McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT. Productive V. cholerae (yellow) and exploitive V. cholerae. Credit: Carey Nadell, Princeton University. Viral RNA in an RSV-infected cell. Credit: Eric Alonas and Philip Santangelo, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University.Yeast cells deficient in zinc and the Tsa1 protein have protein tangles. Credit: Colin MacDiarmid and David Eide, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Master clock in mouse brain with the nuclei of the clock cells shown in blue and the VIP molecule shown in green. Credit: Cristina Mazuski in the lab of Erik Herzog, Washington University in St. Louis. Wound healing in progress. Credit: Yaron Fuchs and Samara Brown in the lab of Hermann Steller, Rockefeller University. Credit: Huey Huang, Rice University. Credit: Phillip Klebba, Kansas State University. Atom-by-atom structure of a bacterium ribosome. Credit: Arto Pulk, University of California, Berkeley. Movie showing a computer-generated model of the HIV capsid. Credit: Juan R. Perilla and the Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Fruit fly spermatid. Sigi Benjamin-Hong, Rockefeller University. Microscopic view of the process of mitosis. Credit: Jane Stout, Indiana University. Microscopic image of lung surfactant. Ashleigh Steckly, Min Li Tan, Laird Forrest, Prajnaparamita Dhar, University of Kansas. Animation showing the changes in the structure of a T7 virus as it infects an E. coli bacterium. Cover image of Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group's 2013 calendar. Mouse neuron showing mitochondria (red and green) and nucleus (blue). Credit: McMurray lab. Cell wall of actively growing bacteria with multicolored probes Screenshot from the 50 Years of Biomedical Research video Screenshot from the Repurposing Genes, Repurposing Drugs video Screenshot from the Re-creating Kidney video Screenshot from the Meticulous Molecular Modeling video Cell undergoing division. Chromosome attachments (green dots in the center of the images) and microtubules (red areas outlining the central image). Credit: Cook and Salmon labs, UNC. Potassium ions (purple dots) move through an ion channel protein (coiled structure). Image courtesy of Yu Zhou. Protein complex (yellow), DNA (red and blue)and activating protein (green) C. elegans embryo. Image courtesy of Chris Higgins and Liang Gao. Shiga toxin (green) and epidermal growth factor (red).Credit: Somshuvra Mukhopadhyay Caulobacter crescentus Bacteria under stress Worm sperm A mass of spinal nerve cells (green) includes the enzyme COX-2 (red). Polysomers Cilia Screenshot from the beating bleeding video Chemical tags on histones help guide early progenitor cells (yellow) toward forming liver cells (blue). Fluorescent markers highlight cell boundaries (red) and DNA (green). An illustration of the structure of HIV. Credit: David S. Goodsell, RCSB PDB. Protein structure determination using an X-ray laser and nanocrystals. Credit: Petra Fromme, ASU. DNA Ribosome Gallery of Images Mitochondrion (blue) in its death throes. Model of how HIV latches on to immune cell receptors. Courtesy of Suncica "Sunny" Canic Courtesy of cell biologist Mary Anne Alliegro, Marine Biological Laboratory. Courtesy of bioinorganic chemist John H. Enemark at the University of Arizona. Courtesy of Keiichiro Ono, University of California, San Diego. Courtesy of Karolin Luger, Colorado State University. Courtesy of Zachery R. Smith, a graduate student in the Jeff Long lab at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. Courtesy of the Ma'ayan Laboratory, Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Courtesy of the Ma'ayan Laboratory, Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Courtesy of bioengineer Jeff Hasty, University of California, San Diego. Courtesy of the Dernburg lab, University of California, Berkeley. Courtesy of Jill Grossman, Jamison Hermann and Marc Zimmer, Connecticut College (music: 'spinnin' by grapes). Courtesy of Christopher Chen, University of Pennsylvania. Courtesy of Yi Wu, the Hahn lab, University of North Carolina. Courtesy of UC Berkeley biophysicists Derek Greenfield and Ann McEvoy. Courtesy of cell and developmental biologist Kenneth Zaret. Copyright © Stéphane Vassilopoulos and Frances Brodsky at University of California, San Francisco. Courtesy of University of Wisconsin-Madison neuroscientist Chiara Cirelli. Courtesy of Princeton University physicists William Bialek and Thomas Gregor. Courtesy of geneticists Susan Harbison and Trudy Mackay, North Carolina State University. Courtesy of cell biologists Maximiliano D'Angelo and Martin Hetzer, Salk Institute. Courtesy of science illustrator Emily Harrington of the University of California, Santa Cruz. Courtesy of cell biologist Haomin Huang, Fox Chase Cancer Center. Courtesy of bioengineer Jeff Hasty and physicist Lev Tsimring, both at University of California, San Diego. Courtesy of Nathan Shaner, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. Courtesy of cell biologist Joan Brugge, Harvard Medical School. Courtesy of computational biomechanists Chand John and Eran Guendelman, Stanford University. Engineered Ecosystem. Courtesy of Hao Song, Duke University. Folding Proteins. The lid of this barrel-shaped molecule opens and closes to control how proteins fold into the unique shapes that determine their function. Image courtesy of Judith Frydman. Glowing Glycans. Courtesy of chemical biologist Carolyn Bertozzi, University of California, Berkeley. NIGMS Image Gallery Mapping Human Genetic Variation Golden Gene Chips Nuclear Gatekeepers Structure formed by a plant pathogen protein. Courtesy of Ken Schwinn and Sonia Espejon-Reynes, New York SGX Research Center for Structural Genomics. Courtesy of pathologist Richard Klemke of the University of California, San Diego. Multicolor STORM. Courtesy of chemist Xiaowei Zhuang of Harvard University. Folate in the Making Mapping Disease Spread Bacteria Working to Eat Fly Cells Live Planting Roots Fruitful Dyes Color-coded chromosomes Motion in the Brain Neural Tube Development Cholesterol and Huntington's Disease Repairing DNA Neural Development Cellular Polarity Cellular Metropolis Microtubule Breakdown Gene Silencing Genetic Imprinting Tiny Points of Light Beaded Bacteriophage Cellular Traffic Worms and Human Infertility Snow World Natural Nanomachine in Action Mapping Brain Differences Colorful Communication Statistical Cartography Modeling Disease Spread Cells Frozen in Time Canine Kidney Cells Aglow Nano-Rainbow Finding One Bug Movements of Myosin Mapping Metabolic Activity
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