Rough seas at d'Ar-Men lighthouse during Storm 'Ruth', Ile de Sein, Armorique
Rough seas at d'Ar-Men lighthouse during Storm 'Ruth', Ile de Sein, Armorique Regional Park. Iles du Ponant, Finistere, Brittany, France, Iroise Sea. 8th February 2014.
France, Bretagne, Finistere, Mer d'Iroise, Iles du Ponant, Parc Naturel Regional d'Armorique, Ile de Sein, Chaussee de Sein, phare d'Ar-Men lors de la tempete 'Ruth' le 8 fevrier 2014.
Crystals of beta-endorphin
Beta-endorphin. Polarised light micrograph ofcrystals of beta-endorphin, an opioid peptidethat relieves pain. Endorphins are a group ofpeptides (small proteins) that occur in the brain. Beta- endorphin is the most active type.Their effects resemble morphine and other opiatedrugs, that is, alteration of the perception ofpain. Because they are produced by body cells theywere named endorphins ("endogenousmorphines"). Besides the nervous system, theyoccur at other body sites. Their effects on nerveendings are analgesic (pain killing), while theymay also control the body's response to stress aswell as determining mood and pleasure.Magnification: x150 at 6x7cm size.
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Dead Lang's short-tailed blue butterfly (Leptotes pirithous
Dead Lang's short-tailed blue butterfly (Leptotes pirithous) in a river with bacterial film, Los Alcornocales Natural Park, Southern Spain, September.
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