Category Archives: Flash-blogging

It came from the planet Psychodidae…

…or at least if we lived in the world of B movies, you could expect to meet him looming out of the gloom, but luckily for us, he’s actually way too small to be anything other than a mild nuisance. … Continue reading

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Simple Life-Maintaining Structure

The image is a three-dimensional depiction of a mouse kidney on the 16th day of a mouse embryo. The part in green that forms the body of the kidney is the protein of an unspecialised embryonic connective tissue that will … Continue reading

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What A Confocal Microscope Can Do For You

The colourful image above shows the intricate structure of mouse retina, taken by Freya Mowat and one of the 2011 Wellcome Images Award winning photographs. The image was taken using confocal microscopy, a technique much applied in life sciences to … Continue reading

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Inspiring image of gene expression in seedling

The welcome collection has recently announced the winners of 11th Welcome Image Awards, which recognises the most remarkable and technical images produced.  One of those award winning images strikingly shows cell division and gene expression in the stem of a … Continue reading

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Stuck on You

The UK’s freshwater great diving beetle (Dytiscus marginalis) spends its life underwater.  It hunts, feeds, and procreates in freshwater environments – which presents a physical challenge for those beetles looking to mount their mistress and sire a next generation of … Continue reading

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Beautiful pictures and science

Who says that art and science are at two opposite sides? I have some news for you, those people are wrong. Last month the Wellcome Image Awards revealed the winners for the best photographs of science and it is great … Continue reading

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Blogging connections

The above image was created using computer software. The TREES toolbox is a Matlab toolbox that allows the user to generate neuronal structures that cannot be distinguished from those found in a real brain. Just as these computer-generated images cannot … Continue reading

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