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Pollen As Microscopic Art

Martin Oeggerli, a Swiss scientific photographer, has turned his talents to the bane of seasonal allergy sufferers and produced a pretty impressive gallery of colorized electron microscope images of pollen grains. The color isn’t true to life in all of the images, but it’s altered to better show the textures in the pollen grains:


Micronaut: Image Gallery – Spectacular Pollen

(Via BoingBoing)

*This blog post was originally published at Medgadget*

Dealing With Pollen And Allergies

If you haven’t read about the “record” high levels of pollen in the air, you (like me) have experienced a lot of the allergies we know as allergic rhinitis.

Yesterday, I was on the local TV news station talking about pollen, allergies, and what to do about it. Check out Video 1 and Video 2.

If you find them useful, I encourage you to check out more of my interviews by clicking here.

*This blog post was originally published at Doctor Anonymous*

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