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Artificial Cells

Caption: These are images of primitive artificial cell created with lipid membrane and two large molecules. Top images are when cells form. The bottom images are after fluid is removed via osmotic stress. The left images are by transmitted-light, Differential Interference Contrast microscopy. The images on the right are false colored fluorescent images. The scale bar is 10 micrometers.

Credit: Christine Keating, Penn State

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