Sunday, November 06, 2005

Avain Flu images   posted by Scorpius @ 11/06/2005 07:30:00 PM

The Swedish newspaper, Dagens Nyhete, has just released electron microscopic images of the H5N1 strain of the avian virus. I present them here without commentary (unless someone wants to step up and translate Swedish for me), here is the slide show

No real reason to post this other than sometimes science images are simply cool.

Update This Breitbart article on the Swedish Newpaper article says that the viral particles are the "string of blue balls attacking and destroying healthy pink cells." but looking at the photos (without the benefit of a translation) it seems to me that the viral particles are the greenish-yellow clusters attacking the pinkish healthy cells with the bluish invaginations being the newly lysed cells.

Update II Thanks to everyone who pointed out that I linked to the wrong article. This is what you get when you get all excited about an article in a foreign language you do not understand at all.