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The most detailed image of the Zika virus ever captured might reveal a way to fight the birth-defect causing disease
Zika can cause babies to be born with neurological damage and microcephaly (a particularly small head and underdeveloped brain) if a pregnant woman is infected. Researchers just created the most detailed three-dimensional image ever of the virus.
To honor the beauty of microscopic photographs, the Nikon Small World contest awards the most impressive micrographs captured by scientists and hobbyists.
The Foldscope is printed in pieces on a sheet of perforated waterproof paper. It can be assembled in 10 minutes and provide 140 times magnification.
Judges for the Nikon Small World contest just deemed these 20 images the best microscope pictures of 2016.