"[Our philosopher] asserted that he knew the whole secret...[H]e surveyed the two celestial strangers from top to toe, and mantained to their faces that their persons, their worlds, their suns and their stars, were created solely for the use of man. At this assertion our two travelers let themselves fall against each other, seized with a fit of...inextinguishable laughter"
-- Voltaire (1752)
Hello all. My name is Lu. This is a science blog, on a microscopic and astronomical scale (and a combination of both--extraterrestrials!). I'm biology student, pretty much in love with the universe.
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Neutrophil engulfing TB bacteria | MaddyCow
Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a neutrophil white blood cell (large, centre) engulfing and destroying a tuberculosis (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) bacterium (small, left). This process is called phagocytosis. Neutrophils are the most abundant white blood cell and are part of the body’s immune system.