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Cells with nuclei in blue, energy factories in green and the actin cytoskeleton in red

Dylan Burnette and Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health
and Human Development, National Institutes of Health

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Cells with nuclei, energy factories and the actin cytoskeleton 

The cells shown here are fibroblasts, one of the most common cells in mammalian connective tissue. These particular cells were taken from a mouse. Scientists used them to test the power of a new microscopy technique that offers vivid views of the inside of a cell. The DNA within the nucleus (blue), mitochondria (green) and cellular skeleton (red) is clearly visible.

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