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Bread Mold Encapsulated into Droplets -- Courtesy of Nikon Small World -- 2014 Nikon Small World Honorable Mention -- Click to enlarge

Bread Mold Encapsulated into Droplets

May 22, 2015 10:09 am | News | Comments

This 5x photo shows bread mold encapsulated into droplets. It received an honorable mention in the 2014 Nikon Small World Photomicrophotography Competition, which recognizes excellence in photography with the optical microscope. The photograph was taken using fluorescence.

Close-up: Twisted-wing Parasite

May 21, 2015 9:13 am | News | Comments

This 10x photo shows a ventral view of the head of the twisted-wing parasite Myrmecolax sp...

Close-up: Common Wasp Stinger

May 18, 2015 11:51 am | News | Comments

This 5x photo of a common wasp (Vespula vulgaris) stinger received an honorable mention...

Inner Eye: Retinal Whole Mount

May 14, 2015 11:19 am | News | Comments

This 40x image of a retinal whole mount, showing ganglion cell bodies and their axon bundles (...

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BigNeuron, a new project led by the Allen Institute for Brain Science, aims to streamline scientist’s ability to create 3-D digital models of neurons. Courtesy of Allen Institute for Brain Science

Digitizing Neurons: Project will convert 2-D Microscope Images into 3-D Models

May 14, 2015 9:46 am | by Oak Ridge National Laboratory | News | Comments

A new initiative designed to advance how scientists digitally reconstruct and analyze individual neurons in the human brain will receive support from the supercomputing resources at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Led by the Allen Institute for Brain Science, the BigNeuron project aims to create a common platform for analyzing the three-dimensional structure of neurons.

Close-up: Adhesive Bandage Pad -- Courtesy of Nikon Small World -- 2014 Nikon Small World Honorable Mention -- Click to enlarge

Close-up: Adhesive Bandage Pad

May 12, 2015 9:08 am | News | Comments

This 20x photo of an adhesive bandage pad received an honorable mention in the 2014 Nikon Small World Photomicrophotography Competition, which recognizes excellence in photography with the optical microscope. The photograph was taken using confocal microscopy.

Close-up: Ant Nymph -- Courtesy of Nikon Small World -- 2014 Nikon Small World Honorable Mention -- Click to enlarge

Close-up: Ant Nymph

May 11, 2015 11:40 am | News | Comments

This 10x photo of an ant nymph received an honorable mention in the 2014 Nikon Small World Photomicrophotography Competition, which recognizes excellence in photography with the optical microscope. The photograph was taken using image stacking and stitching.

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Bed Bug -- Courtesy of Nikon Small World -- 2014 Nikon Small World Honorable Mention -- Click to enlarge

Close-up: Bed Bug

May 4, 2015 2:09 pm | News | Comments

This 50x photo of a bed bug (Cimex lectularius) received an honorable mention in the 2014 Nikon Small World Photomicrophotography Competition, which recognizes excellence in photography with the optical microscope.

See Flower Cells in 3-D — No Electron Microscopy Required

May 1, 2015 9:17 am | by Botanical Society of America | News | Comments

Scientists require high-resolution imaging of plant cells to study everything from fungal infections to reproduction in maize. These images are captured with scanning electron microscopy (SEM), where an electron microscope focuses beams of electrons to increase magnification of objects. SEM is a common technique for all fields of science.

Mite in a Small Forest -- Courtesy of Nikon Small World -- 2014 Nikon Small World Honorable Mention -- Click to enlarge

Mite in a Small Forest

April 30, 2015 10:56 am | News | Comments

This 10x photo, entitled "Mite in a Small Forest" received an honorable mention in the 2014 Nikon Small World Photomicrophotography Competition, which recognizes excellence in photography with the optical microscope. The photograph was taken using image stacking.

The mesmerizing first-place video demonstrates the development of the zebrafish lateral line, a sensory organ analogous to the inner ear of humans that, in fish, senses movements in the surrounding water.

Time-Lapse Video of Zebrafish "Inner Ear" Development Wins 1st Place in Nikon Small World in Motion Competition

April 30, 2015 10:25 am | by Nikon | News | Comments

Nikon Instruments has announced the winners of the fourth annual Nikon Small World in Motion Photomicrography Competition. First place for the 2014 competition is awarded to Dr. Mariana Muzzopappa and Jim Swoger for their stunning capture of the development of a zebrafish lateral line — a process that could provide insight into curing deafness in humans.

International Space Station Flyover of Australia -- Courtesy of NASA – click to enlarge

International Space Station Flyover of Australia

April 28, 2015 1:57 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

From the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly (stationcdrkelly on Instagram) took this photograph and posted it to social media on April 6, 2015. Kelly wrote, "Australia. You are very beautiful. Thank you for being there to brighten our day. #YearInSpace"

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Chicken Sensory Neuron -- Courtesy of Nikon Small World -- 2014 Nikon Small World Honorable Mention -- Click to enlarge

Rising Sun: Chicken Sensory Neuron

April 27, 2015 9:43 am | News | Comments

This 40x photo, entitled "Rising Sun" features a cultured embryonic chicken dorsal root ganglia neuron explant. It received an honorable mention in the 2014 Nikon Small World Photomicrophotography Competition, which recognizes excellence in photography with the optical microscope.

Mouse-ear Cress Plant Root Tip -- Courtesy of Nikon Small World -- 2014 Nikon Small World Honorable Mention -- Click to enlarge

Mouse-ear Cress Plant Root Tip

April 22, 2015 2:30 pm | News | Comments

This 40x photo features a depth-coded rendering of a transgenic mouse-ear cress (Arabidopsis thaliana) plant root tip stably expressing the nuclear histone marker H2B fused to a green fluorescent protein. It received an honorable mention in the 2014 Nikon Small World Photomicrophotography Competition.

Liquid Crystals with Focal Conic-like Texture -- Courtesy of Nikon Small World -- 2014 Nikon Small World Honorable Mention -- Click to enlarge

Liquid Crystals with Focal Conic-like Texture

April 21, 2015 11:58 am | News | Comments

This 40x photo shows focal conic-like domain with varying degrees of modulation and checkerboard patterns. It received an honorable mention in the 2014 Nikon Small World Photomicrophotography Competition, which recognizes excellence in photography with the optical microscope. The photograph was taken using polarized light.

Fruit Fly Salivary Gland Cells -- Courtesy of Nikon Small World -- 2014 Nikon Small World Honorable Mention -- Click to enlarge

Fruit Fly Salivary Gland Cells

April 20, 2015 10:02 am | News | Comments

This 20x photo features salivary gland cells from a fruit fly showing cell boundaries (white) and genomic DNA (red). It received an honorable mention in the 2014 Nikon Small World Photomicrophotography Competition, which recognizes excellence in photography with the optical microscope.

Drug-resistant Shigella Bacteria -- Courtesy of CDC/James Archer – click to enlarge

Drug-resistant Shigella Bacteria

April 16, 2015 11:38 am | by CDC | News | Comments

This illustration depicts a three-dimensional (3-D) computer-generated image of a number of rod-shaped, drug-resistant Shigella bacteria. The artistic recreation was based upon scanning electron micrographic imagery. Note that the exterior of the Shigella bacterium is fimbriated, covered by numerous thin, hair-like projections, imparting a furry appearance.

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Cultured embryonic chicken dorsal root ganglia neuron explant -- Courtesy of Nikon Small World -- 2014 Nikon Small World Honorable Mention -- Click to enlarge

Cultured Embryonic Chicken Dorsal Root Ganglia

April 7, 2015 4:26 pm | News | Comments

This 60x photo "Random Connection" shows a cultured embryonic chicken dorsal root ganglia neuron explant. It received an honorable mention in the 2014 Nikon Small World Photomicrophotography Competition, which recognizes excellence in photography with the optical microscope.

Dung Cannon Fungi -- Courtesy of Nikon Small World -- 2014 Nikon Small World Honorable Mention -- Click to enlarge

Dung Cannon Fungi

April 1, 2015 12:17 pm | News | Comments

This 80x photo showing dung cannon fungi (Pilobolus sp.) received an honorable mention in the 2014 Nikon Small World Photomicrophotography Competition, which recognizes excellence in photography with the optical microscope. The photograph was taken using LED lighting.

Researchers have harnessed bionanotechnology to emit a full range of colors in one pliable pixel layer — as opposed to the several rigid layers that constitute today's screens.

From Genes to Screens: Molecular Backbone of Super-Slim, Bendable Digital Displays Developed

March 31, 2015 11:44 am | by Tel Aviv University | News | Comments

A new study suggests that a novel DNA-peptide structure can be used to produce thin, transparent and flexible screens. The research harnesses bionanotechnology to emit a full range of colors in one pliable pixel layer — as opposed to the several rigid layers that constitute today's screens.

Cushion Starfish Gills -- Courtesy of Nikon Small World -- 2014 Nikon Small World Honorable Mention -- Click to enlarge

Cushion Starfish Gills

March 30, 2015 3:00 pm | News | Comments

This 50x photo shows a side view of cushion starfish (Asterina gibbosa) gills (ampullae). It received an honorable mention in the 2014 Nikon Small World Photomicrophotography Competition, which recognizes excellence in photography with the optical microscope. The photograph was taken under water with a prism in a small tank ...

Mouse Heart Muscle Cells -- Courtesy of Nikon Small World -- 2014 Nikon Small World Honorable Mention -- Click to enlarge

Mouse Heart Muscle Cells

March 25, 2015 2:02 pm | News | Comments

This 400x photo of mouse cardiac ventricular myocytes (isolated heart muscle cells) received an honorable mention in the 2014 Nikon Small World Photomicrophotography Competition, which recognizes excellence in photography with the optical microscope. It was taken using confocal microscopy.

Air Pearl in Soldier Fly Larva Respiratory Fringe-- Courtesy of Nikon Small World -- 2014 Nikon Small World Honorable Mention -- Click to enlarge

Air Pearl in Soldier Fly Larva Respiratory Fringe

March 20, 2015 12:17 pm | News | Comments

This 30x photo of an air pearl in a soldier fly larva respiratory fringe received an honorable mention in the 2014 Nikon Small World Photomicrophotography Competition, which recognizes excellence in photography with the optical microscope. It was taken using stereomicroscopy.

Leafy Liverwort Gametophyte -- Courtesy of Nikon Small World -- 2014 Nikon Small World Honorable Mention -- Click to enlarge

Leafy Liverwort Gametophyte

March 19, 2015 3:04 pm | News | Comments

This 125x photo of a leafy liverwort (Nowellia curvifolia) gametophyte that is berberine stained received an honorable mention in the 2014 Nikon Small World Photomicrophotography Competition, which recognizes excellence in photography with the optical microscope.

Nano piano concept: Arrays of gold, pillar-supported bowtie nanoantennas (bottom left) can be used to record distinct musical notes, as shown in the experimentally obtained dark-field microscopy images (bottom right). These particular notes were used to c

Nano Piano's Lullaby could mean Nanotech Storage Breakthrough

March 18, 2015 11:39 am | by William Bowman | News | Comments

Researchers have demonstrated the first-ever recording of optically encoded audio onto a non-magnetic plasmonic nanostructure, opening the door to multiple uses in informational processing and archival storage.

Pea Aphid Embryo -- Courtesy of Nikon Small World -- 2014 Nikon Small World Honorable Mention -- Click to enlarge

Pea Aphid Embryo

March 17, 2015 2:31 pm | News | Comments

This 40x photo of a pea aphid (Acyrthosiphon pisum) stage 17 embryo showing actin filaments (red), tubulin (green), nucleus (blue) and germ cells (white) received an honorable mention in the 2014 Nikon Small World Photomicrophotography Competition, which recognizes excellence in photography with the optical microscope.

Image of a section of the brain shows the fusion of microscopy (pink area) and mass spectrometry (pixelated colors at bottom) to produce a detailed “map” of the distribution of proteins, lipids and other molecules within sharply delineated brain structure

Mass Spectrometry and Microscopy Blended with Regression Analysis

March 16, 2015 12:28 pm | by Bill Snyder, Vanderbilt University | News | Comments

Researchers have achieved the first “image fusion” of mass spectrometry and microscopy — a technical tour de force that could, among other things, dramatically improve the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Using a mathematical approach called regression analysis, they mapped each pixel of mass spectrometry data onto the corresponding spot on the microscopy image to produce a new, “predicted” image.

Rat Embryo -- Courtesy of Nikon Small World -- 2014 Nikon Small World Honorable Mention -- Click to enlarge

Close-up: Rat Embryo

March 13, 2015 9:25 am | News | Comments

This 10x photo of a rat embryo fluorescently labeled with Rhodamine received an honorable mention in the 2014 Nikon Small World Photomicrophotography Competition, which recognizes excellence in photography with the optical microscope. It was taken using epi-fluorescence.

The appearance of fractal patterns on the surface of cancer cells. Courtesy of M. Dokukin and I. Sokolov

Fractal Patterns Offer New Line of Attack on Cancer

March 11, 2015 2:19 pm | by Institute of Physics | News | Comments

Studying the intricate fractal patterns on the surface of cells could give researchers a new insight into the physical nature of cancer, and provide new ways of preventing the disease from developing. This is according to scientists who have, for the first time, shown how physical fractal patterns emerge on the surface of human cancer cells at a specific point of progression towards cancer.

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