Neuron Culture

From the Department of Fairness and Balance:

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Marrow stem, by Spike Walker

For an elevatory antidote to the grimness of my previous post (about global warming cracking the Eiger), see the lovely collection of images from the Wellcome Trust’s Biomedical Image Awards contest.

As the site puts it, the gallery provides “a striking display of shapes and patterns [that] show a wide variety of subjects, most invisible to the naked eye, revealing new layers of complexity…. The winners of the Awards challenge the public perspective that scientists don’t have an artistic side. “

Another example:

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Some really lovely eye candy. Check out the whole gallery.