A 3D model of the dengue virus reveals a shape like a soccer ball with an outer coating of glycoproteins.
Dutch draper Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (1632–1723) built microscopes that allowed him to observe never-before-seen microorganisms, including this rotifer. He called them “animalcules.”
Pushing the limits of light microscopy to the nanoscale, new technology allows visualization of single proteins in cells.
Reef-building corals depend on brown-colored symbiotic algae for survival.
Fluorescence microscopy reveals bacterial communities in human dental plaque.
A germ-spreading sneeze unleashes a shower of large liquid droplets and a moist gas cloud of smaller ones.