Tuesday, October 13, 2009

taking a closer look

Human Embryo and Sperm under an electron microscope

It looks like the world at war, but it is actually five days after the fertilisation of an egg, with some remaining sperm cells still sticking around. This fluorescent image was captured using a confocal microscope. The embryo and sperm cell nuclei are stained purple while sperm tails are green. The blue areas are gap junctions, which form connections between the cells.

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that I knew what to do when drinking finally quit working

for my favorite definition of humility -- "A clear recognition of what and who we really are followed by a sincere attempt to become what we could be." Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, page 58

that I use the above statement as a guideline to each day. In order to do so, I have to pray outloud about it or else I'll forget.

The more you have, the more you're occupied; the less you have, the more free you are.
- Mother Teresa


Mary Christine said...

Good Morning Daave.

Scott W said...

I wondered who I saw you talking to.

Tall Kay said...

The miracles of life and sobriety! I really like the embryo pics.

diane d said...

Love the definition!

♥Shann♥ said...

well thank you! yesterday Scott posted about humility and I went searching for the cool definition in the 12x12 on humility... but I was all over the 7th step and the 4th step lol now thanks to you I have it marked in the 5th step pg 58 yay
anyway have a good day

Syd said...

Those EM photos are great. I did some EM with sperm from crabs a while ago and published on it. Interesting stuff. I always liked that bumper sticker, Crabs do it with a soft on.

Findon said...

Becoming what we could be, now that's the journey for me.