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Hyalinobatrachium yaku glass frog

NOTHING TO HIDE  A newly discovered glass frog (Hyalinobatrachium yaku, shown) has skin so transparent that its beating heart is visible.

eggs

EGG DIVERSITY  Bird eggs vary greatly in shape, size and color. In a new analysis, researchers look for links between egg shape and birds’ traits and lifestyles.

alpha-synuclein protein in nerve cells

RED ALERT  This micrograph shows how the protein alpha-synuclein (red) builds up in nerve cells (blue) in brains affected by Parkinson’s disease. The immune system can react to parts of the protein, a new study finds.

vesicle in the bacterium Halothiobacillus neapolitanus

UNDER THE SKIN  Researchers have discovered mysterious structures, such as these bubblelike compartments called vesicles that sit between the cell membrane (cyan) and the cell wall (purple) of the bacterium Halothiobacillus neapolitanus (cryotomogram, top;  3-D reconstruction, bottom).



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