a microscopic view of apoptosis (a normal process to eliminate DNA-damaged, superfluous, or unwanted cells)

a microscopic view of apoptosis (a normal process to eliminate DNA-damaged, superfluous, or unwanted cells) AS&K Visual Science - Medical Illustration & Animation on Behance

Viruses called phages attacking bacteria. Scenes like this are playing out within the ecosystem of your body even now.

From eyelash mites to friendly viruses: The 'aliens' inside us all (but don't worry they're here to help)

biologylair: “Bacteriophages (bacteria-infecting viruses) target a single bacterial cell. The viruses anchor themselves to the bacteria’s cellular surface using proteinaceous tails before injecting.

Macrophage engulfing bacteria as part of the immune system's response to infection. SEM X9000

Macrophage is your friend. :-) This is Macrophage engulfing bacteria as part of the immune system's response to infection.

Pancreatic cancer cell, SEM

Pancreatic cancer is the most lethal of all common cancers – 95 per cent of people die within five years of diagnosis. One reason it is so deadly is that no two cases are genetically the same.

HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS Ukrainian Artist Alexey...

devidsketchbook: “HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS Ukrainian Artist Alexey Kashpersky (behance) - “Many days I tried to find a composition solution, playing with the model. All attempts were not.

The cancer cell's pink mitochondria and gold endoplasmic reticulum--a network of vesicles and sacs--swirl around a dark nucleus. The rendering was awarded an honorable mention in the illustration category of the 2008 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge.     Donald Bliss and Sriram Subramaniam of the National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine created the image by "sandblasting" the cell with ions of the element gallium.

[A melanoma cell viewed with imaging with Ion-Abrasion SEM. Credit : Donald Bliss and Sriram Subramaniam, National Library of Medicine, NIH]

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The Wars Within

The picture with the macrophage reaching to ensnare a bacterium - Amazing shot. Another great immunology microscopy set.

Bacteriophages are viruses that infect bacteria. They are incredibly useful in genetics because they replicate by ligating pieces of phage DNA into the bacterial chromosome, which is then replicated by bacterial machinery. Scientists are able to use bacteriophages for the transfer of genes between bacterial cells.

Bacteriophages are viruses that infect bacteria. They are incredibly useful in…

Structure of typical viruses, the smallest microbe on Earth. Virus is merely a packet of DNA or RNA information. This packet of information is sort of like an instruction manual on how to reproduce. Read more: http://easyscienceforkids.com/viruses-the-smallest-microbe-on-earth/

Virus Facts for Kids

Virus structures are tiny and can only be seen with powerful microscopes. They are made up of a short chain of DNA or RNA.

Vibrio cholerae by icaroGraf on deviantART

Stop Superbugs Naturally - Vibrio cholerae by icaroGraf on deviantART

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