Under The Microscope


This is a blog dedicated to sharing and compiling many different images from under the microscope. From living to non-living, we can appreciate the invention of the microscope that has allowed us to see the into world of the very small.
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Scrapie fibrils. Coloured transmission electron micrograph of fibrils associated with scrapie. This is a form of transmissible, slow virus encephalopathy which affects sheep & goats. Human slow virus encephalopathies include Kuru, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, & Gerstmann-Straussler syndrome. The agents causing these diseases form a group of virus-like organisms called prions. Prions are small protein-particles which appear to be self- replicating but uniquely contain no nucleic acid. Scrapie-associated fibrils are believed to be aggregations of the major proteins of the infectious agents. Magnification:x58,000 at 6x6cm size. x200,000 at 8x10 inch size.

Scrapie fibrils. Coloured transmission electron micrograph of fibrils associated with scrapie. This is a form of transmissible, slow virus encephalopathy which affects sheep & goats. Human slow virus encephalopathies include Kuru, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, & Gerstmann-Straussler syndrome. The agents causing these diseases form a group of virus-like organisms called prions. Prions are small protein-particles which appear to be self- replicating but uniquely contain no nucleic acid. Scrapie-associated fibrils are believed to be aggregations of the major proteins of the infectious agents. Magnification:x58,000 at 6x6cm size. x200,000 at 8x10 inch size.

(Source: sciencephoto.com)

August 9th, 2012 + highres + TEM + fibrils + microscope + prions + science + scrapie + slow virus encephalopathy + 63 notes

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    Prions are absolutely fascinating, I wish we knew more about them!
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