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Confocal microscopy was used to capture mouse tail whole mounts, showing hair follicle stem cells and proliferating cells.

Credit: Dr. Yaron Fuchs 
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Tis the season! Did you know that at least one variety of Christmas tree grows in all 50 states? Here we see a pine stem captured using fluorescence microscopy. 
Credit: Lauren Piedmont

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#REPOST This species of beetle is one of many to display iridescence, the property of reflecting different colors depending on the angle of view. The iridescent scales on this Brazilian beetle specimen are located between its elytra, the hardened, protective components of its wings.

Credit: Sébastien Mouchet

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#SnackTime! This rotifer is enjoying his antioxidant packed snack of haematococcus. Haematococcus is a type of algae known for high quantities of astaxanthin, a keto-carotenoid. 
Credit: Linden Gledhill

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The phone way over-saturates the 3D rendering when shooting video of the screen. But that aside, I'm more impressed with this Confocal than any of the ones I've used in the last 22 years. @olympuslifescience crushed the competition with this system. The CellSens software is pretty amazing. I just wish we could make the new software work on the FV1000 MPE. 
It takes a lot to impress me this much. This FB3000RS? LOVE IT!
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How many different types of cells do you think there are here? 🤔
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If you go by colour, you might guess 2 or 3.... But what if you go by shape, then how many would you guess there are??
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(Make a guess! Science is about guessing and then testing! About a million times...)
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Now let's imagine you could test some functions of each cell ... How might that change your answer??
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The pinkish cells are astrocytes and the green guys are neurons (each nucleus is coloured blue?), coloured by different proteins they have within them. But that's just the beginning of how we categorize cells, and there are lots of different types of neurons and astrocytes.
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We don't really know the exact number, but hopefully I will start to soon. The different but often subtle layers of complexity in our cells has always fascinated me. 😍
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Take in all the shapes you see here, yet remember these cells were grown in a really simple, flat culture dish in my lab... Now imagine how much more variable the environment is in your complicated 3D body!!! 🤯
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This gives you a nice hint as to one of the reasons why scientists don't often speak in absolutes - we appreciate that while something might often have a certain effect, there's no guarantee EVERY cell in your body will react the same way.
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Keep that in mind when trying to sniff out pseudoscience - absolutes and strong claims ignore the beautiful heterogeneity in our bodies you see here. ❤️
Any guess what insect this is? #HINT: Their wings are made up of tiny scales, like the ones shown here! 
This image was captured using the Olympus BX51 #microscope. 
Credit: Mrs. Masoumeh "Sahar" Khodaverdi

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Budding is one form of asexual reproduction commonly found in freshwater algae. Others include fission, fragmentation, or by zoospores.

Credit: Linden Gledhill 
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This sample of bone cells may be from the common porpoise (aka the harbour porpoise), but this image capture makes them appear anything but. 
Credit: Dr. Stephen S. Nagy

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Fungia, often found in the Indo-Pacific, come in a rainbow of colors, from pinks and reds, to blue, purple and yellow. Epi-fluorescence was used to capture and enhance the beautiful color of this Fungia fragment.

Credit: James Nicholson

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Happy #Thanksgiving! Enjoy the day with food, family, and (if you're so inclined) the beautiful fall foliage! This image is an oak leaf captured with a combination of reflected and transmitted light!

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Here's a fun fact perfect for #FALL! Did you know that Daddy Long Legs are also called Harvestmen, and unlike other spiders they only have 2 eyes, instead of the customary 8! Here you can see the frontal section of Phalangium opilio eyes, captured using an Olympus FV1000 #microscope!

Credit: Dr. Igor Siwanowicz

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