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Fuck Yeah Microbiology

I like viruses, bacteria, parasites, fungi, and weird other shit that invades your membranes.
Aug 4 '13


Macrophage (red) engulfing tuberculosis bacteria (yellow), taken with ZEISS FE-SEM. Courtesy of Dr. Volker Brinkmann, Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Berlin/ Germany.




What you can see here is the body trying to cure itself.  The yellow cigar shaped objects are tuberculosis bacteria.  Around it is macrophage.  A macrophage is a phagocyte, and these are the cells that protect us by attempting to ingest and harmful foreign objects.  The name comes from the Greek phagein – to devour and the word cyte which denotes a cell in biology.

From Kuriositas.

Macrophage (red) engulfing tuberculosis bacteria (yellow), taken with ZEISS FE-SEM. Courtesy of Dr. Volker Brinkmann, Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Berlin/ Germany.

What you can see here is the body trying to cure itself.  The yellow cigar shaped objects are tuberculosis bacteria.  Around it is macrophage.  A macrophage is a phagocyte, and these are the cells that protect us by attempting to ingest and harmful foreign objects.  The name comes from the Greek phagein – to devour and the word cyte which denotes a cell in biology.

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