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Mitochondria as microlenses in the eye – the evolution of an improved camera sensor

The back of the eye is lined with a layer of specialized light-sensitive neurons in the retina, arranged in a mosaic, called photoreceptors. Each photoreceptor has a tapered elongated shape—like a bottle—oriented perpendicular to the retina and pointing toward the pupil of the eye. The... click to read more

  • John M. Ball | Staff Scientist at Retinal Neurophysiology Section, National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health
  • Wei Li | Senior Investigator at Retinal Neurophysiology Section, National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health
Views 573
Reading time 4 min
published on Oct 21, 2022
Microbial life on our tongue

Stick out your tongue! That's one of the first things you hear when you visit a doctor. The tongue has been used as an indicator of health or disease for thousands of years: from ancient Egypt and Chinese traditional medicine to today's modern medical practice... click to read more

  • Gary G. Borisy | Senior Investigator at The Forsyth Institute, Cambridge, USA
  • Jessica L. Mark Welch | Associate Scientist at The Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA
Views 5531
Reading time 4 min
published on Apr 12, 2021
Enabling a hydrogen-fueled future

Due to its nature as a clean fuel, there has been substantial interest in recent decades in developing hydrogen fuel cells and storage technologies. However, this "hydrogen economy" is currently limited by the fact that hydrogen is known to significantly reduce the toughness of steels.... click to read more

  • Eason Chen | Research Fellow at Australian Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
  • Julie M. Cairney | Professor at Australian Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
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Reading time 4.5 min
published on Sep 1, 2020