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Sneezy season Dandelion

  Hay fever season has inspired us to show this excellent image of Traxacum officinale (dandelion) cross section showing curved stigma with, you guessed it, pollen. Taken by Dr Robert Markus of the University of Nottingham, School of Life Sciences Super Resolution Microscopy unit, the image won him an honourable mention in the Nikon Small World competition.

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Image of Distinction – skin cell

  This image of skin cell expressing an excessive amount of keratin has won Dr Bram van den Broek of The Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI) taking first place in 43rd annual Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition. He came across this peculiar but beautiful skin cell while researching the dynamics of keratin filaments with Andriy Volkov, a student in the Cell ...

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