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Title: Lipid Molecules
Description: The purple "tails" of the lipid molecules that form the cell membrane are far less orderly in the absence of cholesterol (top image) than when cholesterol is present (bottom), a finding made possible by magnifying the membrane with neutron diffraction.

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Type: Graphic/scientific data
Source: National Institute of Standards and Technology
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Credit: NIST
AV Number: 11NCNR001
Date Created: Unknown
Date Entered: 3/30/2011

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