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.

I thought you might find this interesting. It’s a scanning electron microscopic image of mouse beta-eyelet cells that I had differentiated from mouse embryonic stem cells. It’s not the greatest image (I was still learning the SEM) but it’s still pretty fascinating.

This is fantastic! Beautiful, thank you for sharing, darwin4life!
+ August 9th, 2012
Dr. Karl Kasischke and Dr. Harris A. GelbardUniversity of Rochester Medical Center, Center for Neural Development and DiseaseRochester, NY, USASpecimen: Microglia in mouse cortex and cortical blood vesselsTechnique: Multiphoton
+ June 8th, 2012
Dr. Mohammad K. HajihosseiniUniversity of East Anglia, School of Biological SciencesNorwich, UKSpecimen: Transgenic mouseTechnique: Stereomicroscopy
+ May 13th, 2012
Mouse Intestine
Laboratory mice are special breeds of house mice and are used in many scientific experiments because of their close mammalian relationship to humans. Compared to larger mammals, mice and other rodents are small, easy to handle, inexpensive to house, and breed quickly. During the late 20th Century (and on into the current century), scientists bred different strains of mice with genetic deficiencies in order to produce models for human diseases.
+ April 29th, 2012
Mouse Kidney
The kidney is an organ that maintains water balance and expels metabolic wastes in vertebrates and some invertebrates. Primitive and embryonic kidneys have sets of specialized tubules that empty into two collecting ducts that pass urine into a primitive bladder. The more advanced mammalian kidney is a paired compact organ with functional units, called nephrons, that filter the blood, reabsorbing water and nutrients and secreting wastes, producing the final urine.
+ April 26th, 2012
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