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Sound receptor “hair cells” (bright green) in the inner ear cochlea of a mouse -- Courtesy of Nikon Small WorldThis 40x image shows sound receptor “hair cells” (bright green) in the inner ear cochlea of a mouse. Honored as an Image of Distinction in the 2012 Nikon Small World Photomicrophotography Competition, it was taken by James H. Nicholson and Hanian Lang PhD, and Sylvia Galloway PhD of MUSC & NOAA/NOS/NCCOS, Department of Pathology & Lab Medicine, Coral Collaborative Research Facility, Charleston, SC, using confocal microscopy.

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