THE WAR WITHIN YOU

We've shown off some macrophotography before, but never anything this intimate because everything you see here is inside your body.

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The War Within Our Body (16 pics)
A microphage magnified 18,000 times engulfing droplets of oil.

The War Within Our Body (16 pics)
a t-cell, a factor in the immune system, under attack by HIV (blue).

The War Within Our Body (16 pics)
A b-cell.  These cells produce antibodies that fight off specific infections.  Thanks to these little guys, kids only got chicken pox once.

The War Within Our Body (16 pics)
Malaria protozoa bursting out of red blood cells.

The War Within Our Body (16 pics)
Skin tissue and a blood clot.

The War Within Our Body (16 pics)

Known as phagocytosis or "cell-eating," a microphage extends its pseudopods to ensnare and devour e-coli cells.

The War Within Our Body (16 pics)
Bacteria trapped in a microphage membrane.

The War Within Our Body (16 pics)

Bacteria trapped inside of a microphage will be destroyed by powerful chemicals.

The War Within Our Body (16 pics)
A microphage reaches out for a bacteria.

The War Within Our Body (16 pics)
A microphage engulfs a particle of asbestos.  The microphage will likely die from trying to envelope this indigestible material.

The War Within Our Body (16 pics)
T-cells attacking a cancerous cell.

The War Within Our Body (16 pics)
T-cells killing a cancerous cell by breaking down its membrane.

The War Within Our Body (16 pics)
The remains of a cancerous cell after it has been killed by t-cells.

The War Within Our Body (16 pics)
What an allergic reaction looks like.

The War Within Our Body (16 pics)
Autoimmune disease from the surgically removed femur of a woman.

The War Within Our Body (16 pics)
The common c


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