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Ever wondered what rose petals look like extremely close up? 

http://figshare.com/articles/Biomimetic_replica_of_the_micropapillae_on_the_epidermis_of_a_rose_petal/1201553 

SEM images of an epoxy replica of the epidermis of a rose petal showing replicated papilla (scale bar = 40 μm).

#plant #biology #SEM

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Ever wondered what rose petals look like extremely close up? 

http://figshare.com/articles/Biomimetic_replica_of_the_micropapillae_on_the_epidermis_of_a_rose_petal/1201553 

SEM images of an epoxy replica of the epidermis of a rose petal showing replicated papilla (scale bar = 40 μm).

#plant #biology #SEM

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Test-Retest Reliability of Brain Volume Measurements”

http://figshare.com/articles/Test-Retest_Reliability_of_Brain_Volume_Measurements/929651

"Evaluation of #neurodegenerative disease progression may be assisted by quantification of the volume of structures in the human brain using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Automated segmentation software has improved the feasibility of this approach, but often the reliability of measurements is uncertain. We have established a unique dataset to assess the repeatability of brain segmentation and analysis methods."

from Nature’s Scientific Data

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Visualization of deformed #graphene sheets producing pseudomagnetic fields:

http://figshare.com/articles/Visualization_of_deformed_graphene_sheets_producing_pseudomagnetic_fields/1194922

These images show how deformations, caused by adherence to a patterned substrate, can give rise to pseudomagnetic fields in the graphene sheet. In this case, the pattern of the substrate was chosen in order to produce a desired pseudomagnetic field.

#condensed #matter #physics

A VIDEO

Ancestral state reconstructions of virulence across time points post infection:

http://figshare.com/articles/Ancestral_state_reconstructions_of_virulence_across_time_points_post_infection/1192890

Ancestral states were estimated from a phylogenetic mixed model for each node and then plotted as colour gradients across the tree. Colours represent the virulence (proportion of flies dead), with red representing the highest level of virulence and green as the lowest level of virulence at that time point.

#evolutionary #biology

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BMP2 and GDF5 induce neuronal differentiation through a Smad dependant pathway in a model of human midbrain dopaminergic neurons:

http://figshare.com/articles/BMP2_and_GDF5_induce_neuronal_differentiation_through_a_Smad_dependant_pathway_in_a_model_of_human_midbrain_dopaminergic_neurons/1192732

#neuroscience #biology #anatomy

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Parallel genome-scale loss of function screens in 216 cancer cell lines for the identification of context-specific genetic dependencies:

http://figshare.com/articles/Parallel_genome-scale_loss_of_function_screens_in_216_cancer_cell_lines_for_the_identification_of_context-specific_genetic_dependencies/1019859

"Using a genome-scale, lentivirally delivered shRNA library, we performed massively parallel pooled shRNA screens in 216 cancer cell lines to identify genes that are required for cell proliferation and/or viability. Cell line dependencies on 11,000 genes were interrogated by 5 shRNAs per gene. The proliferation effect of each shRNA in each cell line was assessed by transducing a population of 11M cells with one shRNA-virus per cell and determining the relative enrichment or depletion of each of the 54,000 shRNAs after 16 population doublings using Next Generation Sequencing. All the cell lines were screened using standardized conditions to best assess differential genetic dependencies across cell lines. When combined with genomic characterization of these cell lines, this dataset facilitates the linkage of genetic dependencies with specific cellular contexts (e.g., gene mutations or cell lineage). To enable such comparisons, we developed and provided a bioinformatics tool to identify linear and nonlinear correlations between these features."

#cancer #genome #genetics

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Check out this example of the extra impact your research can have by sharing on figshare: 

http://www.altmetric.com/details.php?&citation_id=2653335

#openresearch #altmetrics

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Drosophila CNS function is robust to wiring variability:

http://figshare.com/articles/Drosophila_CNS_function_is_robust_to_wiring_variability/1185642

#neuroscience #genetics

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Annual sea surface temperature anomalies: 1992 - 2010:

http://figshare.com/articles/Annual_sea_surface_temperature_anomalies_1992_2010/1183470

"Annual mean sea surface temperature (SST) anomaly maps for 1992 - 2010. The anomalies are the annual mean SST minus the 1992 - 2010 mean SST. The underlying data are derived by thermal remote sensing, and are independent of (but highly consistent with) SST information obtained from ocean surface measurements. The remotely sensed SST have been spatio-temporally completed (in-filled) using optimal interpolation, before averaging from daily fields to the annual maps shown here."

#climatechange #oceanography