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Janelia scientists are working on discovering the basic rules and mechanisms of the brain's information-processing system and developing optical, biological, and computational technologies for creating and interpreting biological images.

Janelia scientists are working on discovering the basic rules and mechanisms of the brain's information-processing system and developing optical, biological, and computational technologies for creating and interpreting biological images.

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🏵️ Take a moment to enjoy this beautiful orange poppy flower basking in the sun at the Janelia campus. Photographed by o...
09/23/2021

🏵️ Take a moment to enjoy this beautiful orange poppy flower basking in the sun at the Janelia campus. Photographed by our Erik Snapp.

🏵️ Take a moment to enjoy this beautiful orange poppy flower basking in the sun at the Janelia campus. Photographed by our Erik Snapp.

Reddish feathers on the head, neck and shoulders are common among male house finches, like this one captured on campus b...
09/13/2021

Reddish feathers on the head, neck and shoulders are common among male house finches, like this one captured on campus by Janelian Erik Snapp.

Reddish feathers on the head, neck and shoulders are common among male house finches, like this one captured on campus by Janelian Erik Snapp.

👽 While it looks alien, this cluster of spore-bearing sporangia called sorus can be found on the underside of a fern fro...
09/06/2021

👽 While it looks alien, this cluster of spore-bearing sporangia called sorus can be found on the underside of a fern frond, in this case, a tiny polypody fern, Polypodium virginianum. Captured and stained by Janelian Igor Siwanowicz.

Wishing you a happy first day of September with this lovely bluebird on the Janelia campus, captured by our Erik Snapp. ...
09/01/2021

Wishing you a happy first day of September with this lovely bluebird on the Janelia campus, captured by our Erik Snapp. 🐦

Wishing you a happy first day of September with this lovely bluebird on the Janelia campus, captured by our Erik Snapp. 🐦

🐞 The saliva of aphids and other insects creates growths on plants called galls which provide bugs a protected place to ...
08/30/2021

🐞 The saliva of aphids and other insects creates growths on plants called galls which provide bugs a protected place to feed and reproduce. Janelia scientists have identified the insect genes that direct gall development.

🍂 Learn more: https://bit.ly/3sXN3tC

🐞 The saliva of aphids and other insects creates growths on plants called galls which provide bugs a protected place to feed and reproduce. Janelia scientists have identified the insect genes that direct gall development.

🍂 Learn more: https://bit.ly/3sXN3tC

Desmidiliaes comprises more than 8000 species of single-cell fresh water algae worldwide, exhibiting vast diversity of s...
08/26/2021

Desmidiliaes comprises more than 8000 species of single-cell fresh water algae worldwide, exhibiting vast diversity of shapes and sizes. Desmids, like these captured at 400x magnification by Janelian Igor Siwanowicz, prefer nutrient-poor, slightly acidic water, and have low tolerance for heavy metals. 🎸

08/18/2021

🥚 A female fruit fly can lay hundreds of eggs in her short life—but only after mating. Researchers at Janelia have untangled the neural pathway that gives a fly’s egg-laying machinery the green light.

🚦 Learn more: https://bit.ly/3AUXYa6

☕ In pre-pandemic times, Janelians used 2,000 mugs per day, and went through almost 2.5 tons of coffee each year. Do you...
08/16/2021

☕ In pre-pandemic times, Janelians used 2,000 mugs per day, and went through almost 2.5 tons of coffee each year. Do you have a Janelia mug out in the wild? Share a picture of yours in the comments! #MugMonday

08/09/2021

Neurons, take your places! Watch as cells that eventually become neurons (🔴, 🟠, and 🟡 spheres) migrate during embryonic development. This view is made possible by an imaging method that allows researchers to observe blossoming neurons in living animals.

🤩 Read more: https://bit.ly/3Ar1CIU

🐌 Besides its shell, the only hard part of a snail is its tongue. 👅 This snail tongue (or radula), captured at 250x magn...
08/05/2021

🐌 Besides its shell, the only hard part of a snail is its tongue. 👅 This snail tongue (or radula), captured at 250x magnification by Janelian Igor Siwanowicz, is made of hundreds of tiny chitinous teeth. Those hard teeth are used to scrape algae off of rocks.

Scientific Operations Lead Technician of the COSEM (Cell Organelle Segmentation in Electron Microscopy) Team, Grace Park...
08/03/2021

Scientific Operations Lead Technician of the COSEM (Cell Organelle Segmentation in Electron Microscopy) Team, Grace Park enjoys painting and drawing on her tablet which she uses to annotate multiple organelles inside cells.

Learn more about the COSEM Project: https://bit.ly/3BPpqY6

08/02/2021

By tracing the winding paths of neurons in the fly brain, Janelia and Google scientists have constructed the most complete map of the fly brain ever created, pinpointing millions of connections between 25,000 neurons.

🧠 Read more: https://bit.ly/2Vuri8k

This serpentine sculpture that sits alongside Janelia’s lake is affectionately named Red Nessie. It’s a symbol for scien...
07/29/2021

This serpentine sculpture that sits alongside Janelia’s lake is affectionately named Red Nessie. It’s a symbol for scientific discovery: What’s visible above the surface is just a part of what’s actually there. The rest, we must imagine.

📷 Share your favorite snapshot of Red Nessie and we might feature it!

💻 Scientists at Janelia have developed a machine-learning algorithm that can automatically pick out connections between ...
07/28/2021

💻 Scientists at Janelia have developed a machine-learning algorithm that can automatically pick out connections between neurons in electron microscope images of the fruit fly brain.

😮 Find out more: https://bit.ly/3zIgaU0

💻 Scientists at Janelia have developed a machine-learning algorithm that can automatically pick out connections between neurons in electron microscope images of the fruit fly brain.

😮 Find out more: https://bit.ly/3zIgaU0

Don't miss our upcoming #GlobalLifeSci event “HIV Cure,” featuring leading researchers Linda-Gail Bekker, Thumbi Ndungu ...
07/28/2021

Don't miss our upcoming #GlobalLifeSci event “HIV Cure,” featuring leading researchers Linda-Gail Bekker, Thumbi Ndungu and Sharon Lewin. Hosted by UCT Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine.

📆 August 4 at 9am ET
🔗 Event link: http://bit.ly/LSAGsems

Africa Health Research Institute | Desmond Tutu Health Foundation

We asked our colleagues at Janelia what their hobby is and how it influences, inspires, or informs their work. Outside o...
07/27/2021

We asked our colleagues at Janelia what their hobby is and how it influences, inspires, or informs their work. Outside of supervising Janelia's food service, Dan Bueno collects die-cast collectible “Hot Wheels.” Whether in collectible cars or a delicious meal, the attention to detail is what Dan appreciates most.

07/26/2021

🦠 Welcome to the inside of an endosome. A technique called cryo-SR/EM melds images captured from electron microscopes and super-resolution light microscopes, resulting in detailed 3D views of the inside of cells.

🔬 Read more: https://bit.ly/2VfZTXe

TOMORROW! What are the limits of human tissue repair? Why can some organisms completely recreate lost structures? Join u...
07/20/2021

TOMORROW! What are the limits of human tissue repair? Why can some organisms completely recreate lost structures? Join us for “R3 — Replace, Repair, Regenerate”: our two-day workshop on clinical and mechanistic paradigms in tissue repair.

🦠 Learn more: https://bit.ly/3Bi3rcl

TOMORROW! What are the limits of human tissue repair? Why can some organisms completely recreate lost structures? Join us for “R3 — Replace, Repair, Regenerate”: our two-day workshop on clinical and mechanistic paradigms in tissue repair.

🦠 Learn more: https://bit.ly/3Bi3rcl

📷 Director of Student and Postdoc Programs Erik Snapp loves photographing the birds, bugs, reptiles and mammals on our w...
07/20/2021

📷 Director of Student and Postdoc Programs Erik Snapp loves photographing the birds, bugs, reptiles and mammals on our wildlife-friendly Janelia Campus. Check out a few of his stunning 'Snappshots.'

Follow Erik's photography on Instagram @snapperik.

How close is a cure for #HIV? Join leading researchers Linda-Gail Bekker (Desmond Tutu HIV Centre), Thumbi Ndungu (Afric...
07/19/2021

How close is a cure for #HIV? Join leading researchers Linda-Gail Bekker (Desmond Tutu HIV Centre), Thumbi Ndungu (Africa Health Research Institute) and Sharon Lewin (The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity) for the latest in our #GlobalLifeSci lecture series hosted by the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine.

📆 August 4 at 9am ET
🔗 Event link: http://bit.ly/LSAGsems

How close is a cure for #HIV? Join leading researchers Linda-Gail Bekker (Desmond Tutu HIV Centre), Thumbi Ndungu (Africa Health Research Institute) and Sharon Lewin (The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity) for the latest in our #GlobalLifeSci lecture series hosted by the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine.

📆 August 4 at 9am ET
🔗 Event link: http://bit.ly/LSAGsems

Using black and blue lights, researchers at Janelia trick fruit flies into thinking they're moving while fixed in place ...
07/19/2021

Using black and blue lights, researchers at Janelia trick fruit flies into thinking they're moving while fixed in place under a microscope. This setup allows scientists to study the neurons that help flies build mental maps of the world.

🔬Read more: https://bit.ly/3hLxpxK

Using black and blue lights, researchers at Janelia trick fruit flies into thinking they're moving while fixed in place under a microscope. This setup allows scientists to study the neurons that help flies build mental maps of the world.

🔬Read more: https://bit.ly/3hLxpxK

🧬 David Reich from Harvard Medical School on how ancient #DNA shaped the population history of Britain.📽️ From our July ...
07/16/2021
David Reich: "Origins of Humans and Culture"

🧬 David Reich from Harvard Medical School on how ancient #DNA shaped the population history of Britain.

📽️ From our July #GlobalLifeSci lecture series, hosted by the National Centre for Biological Sciences - NCBS.

Featured speaker: David Reich, HHMI/Harvard Medical SchoolEach month, Life Science Across the Globe highlights scientific and societal topics of global impor...

K Thangaraj of the Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics - CDFD examines #genetics #migration and #linguistics t...
07/13/2021
K Thangaraj: "Origins of Humans and Culture"

K Thangaraj of the Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics - CDFD examines #genetics #migration and #linguistics to tell a story about India's population history.

🎦 From our July #GlobalLifeSci lecture series, hosted by National Centre for Biological Sciences - NCBS.

Featured speaker: K Thangaraj, Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnosis (CDFD)Each month, Life Science Across the Globe highlights scientific and societal...

During this month's #GlobalLifeSci event, Academy of Science of South Africa Executive Officer Dr. Himla Soodyall shared...
07/12/2021
Himla Soodyall: "Origins of Humans and Culture"

During this month's #GlobalLifeSci event, Academy of Science of South Africa Executive Officer Dr. Himla Soodyall shared an African perspective on the nexus of #genes #geneology #oralhistory and more. 🌍

Hosted by National Centre for Biological Sciences - NCBS.

Featured Speaker: Himla Soodyall, Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)Each month, Life Science Across the Globe highlights scientific and societal topi...

07/12/2021
Odontoblasts Microscopy

Brrrr 🥶 Research led by Janelia's David Clapham explains how our teeth sense cold. Cold-sensing cells called odontoblasts (green) use receptors called TRPC5 to detect drops in temperature. The molecule could serve as a new target for drugs that block dentin hypersensitivity to cold.

🦷 Read more: https://bit.ly/2TTQzbC

Watch the full replay of this month's #GlobalLifeSci event: “Origins of Humans and Culture.” Moderated by evolutionary g...
07/09/2021
Origins of Humans and Culture

Watch the full replay of this month's #GlobalLifeSci event: “Origins of Humans and Culture.” Moderated by evolutionary genomicist Sarah Tishkoff of the University of Pennsylvania.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17Hqu27Jn4M

Click "Show More" to see the full schedule of speakers and links to individual talks.Each month, Life Science Across the Globe highlights scientific and soci...

Architect Rafael Viñoly constructed these 3D scale models of the proposed Janelia campus to visualize how the finished p...
07/08/2021

Architect Rafael Viñoly constructed these 3D scale models of the proposed Janelia campus to visualize how the finished project would encourage collaboration across disciplines and fit with local topography.

🏗️ Read more: https://bit.ly/3hoDlMM

#fromthearchives #throwbackthursday

🧪 Do not adjust your computer monitor. This amazing fluorescent glow is our new JFX dye for live-cell imaging. JFX dyes ...
07/05/2021

🧪 Do not adjust your computer monitor. This amazing fluorescent glow is our new JFX dye for live-cell imaging. JFX dyes are made with a modified “heavy” form of hydrogen and are available for free to scientists.

ℹ️ Learn more: https://bit.ly/3hhN5Z9

07/04/2021

🎆 POW! 🎆 Cells have their own unique type of fireworks! WATCH as an actin comet tail carries along a mitochondrion during cell division. This colorful display is part of a process that distributes energy-making mitochondria to new cells.

Read more: https://bit.ly/3yqOX7N

A National Academy of Sciences member, Sarah Tishkoff is a professor of genetics and biology at the University of Pennsy...
06/28/2021

A National Academy of Sciences member, Sarah Tishkoff is a professor of genetics and biology at the University of Pennsylvania where she studies evolutionary genomic and phenotypic variation in African populations.

Join us as Dr. Tishkoff moderates our next #GlobalLifeSci event: “Origins of Humans and Culture.”

📆 July 7 at 9am ET
🔗 Event link: http://bit.ly/LSAGsems

Join us for “Origins of Humans and Culture,” our next #GlobalLifeSci event featuring Himla Soodyall, K. Thangaraj and Da...
06/25/2021

Join us for “Origins of Humans and Culture,” our next #GlobalLifeSci event featuring Himla Soodyall, K. Thangaraj and David Reich. Hosted by the National Centre for Biological Sciences - NCBS.

🗓️ July 7 at 9am ET
💡 Learn more: http://bit.ly/LSAGsems

🍖 What can science tell us about the genetic and cultural origins of humans? Join us July 7 at 9am ET for the latest in ...
06/22/2021

🍖 What can science tell us about the genetic and cultural origins of humans? Join us July 7 at 9am ET for the latest in our Life Science Across the Globe online lecture series hosted by the National Centre for Biological Sciences - NCBS.

Learn more: http://bit.ly/LSAGsems

#GlobalLifeSci

🍖 What can science tell us about the genetic and cultural origins of humans? Join us July 7 at 9am ET for the latest in our Life Science Across the Globe online lecture series hosted by the National Centre for Biological Sciences - NCBS.

Learn more: http://bit.ly/LSAGsems

#GlobalLifeSci

06/17/2021
Preview | Narry Kim defines miRNA

Wondering what short single-stranded #microRNA molecules are all about? 🤔

🎥 Then watch Narry Kim's #GlobalLifeSci lecture on how her team at the Institute for Basic Science is defining #miRNA and observing its important regulatory functions: https://bit.ly/3iPuFjQ

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