14 Jun 2019
The figure, created by Ph.D. student Agneesh Barua and Prof. Alexander Mikheyev, displays the various types of snakes used to compile data for their latest study published in...
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6 Jun 2019
An artist’s impression of Yokobayashi’s nanomachine. A trigger molecule of RNA causes the nanomachine to change its shape and provide a fluorescent light signal. The trigger molecule is able to act...
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7 Mar 2019
A side view of the olfactory system in a mouse brain. The green structure is the olfactory bulb, the first stage of processing for olfactory information. As the arrows illustrate, brain activity in...
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7 Mar 2019
The illustration depicts a whirlwind of odor molecules portrayed as dots entering the olfactory area. The olfactory area is the first smell center in the brain, located above the nose.
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31 Jan 2019
The Quantum Dynamics Unit traps a 2-D layer of electrons in liquid helium, held inside a sealed chamber and cooled to nearly absolute zero. Inside the chamber, a metal plate and spherical mirror on...
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18 Oct 2018
Left: A 3D rendering of the cryo-EM reconstruction. The RNA and NP are colored in red and grey, respectively. A single NP molecule is highlighted in blue. Right: An atomic model of a single NP...
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18 Oct 2018
Left: The Ebola virus consists of the lipid bilayer (envelope), several kinds of the viral protein, and the genomic RNA. Right: The NP-RNA complex inside the virus forms a helical structure....
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24 Aug 2018
This diagram shows the different gut structures of animal groups, from the all-chitin gut barriers of arthropods, to the mucous based immunity of mammals. Transitional forms can be seen in “lower”...
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8 Aug 2018
A diagram produced by the model showing the response of a Purkinje cell to climbing fiber input while increasing baseline voltage (left to right). Red shows an increased signaling response or “spike...
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11 Jul 2018
A diagram showing the new WGR experiments. Test particles (shown here in green) are passed through a light field, which distorts the light wavelength, which can be used to detect the particles.
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3 Jul 2018
These diagrams compare the two models of the cohesin protein’s structure. The ring model has distinct “head” and “hinge” features at opposite ends of the molecule, whereas the hold-and-release model...
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3 Jul 2018
A diagram of the protein complex cohesin in its assumed ring-shaped configuration. The scissors represent the action of the enzyme Cut1, which breaks apart the molecule to release DNA.
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