Using diffusion tensor imaging, an MRI-based imaging technique, Nian Wang from the Centre for In Vivo Microscopy at Duke University in the US has created a picture that won the second annual BMC ‘Research in progress’ international photo competition.
Wang’s shot shows a mouse kidney. The bright colours correspond to different tubules which collect filtrate from blood passing through the organ.
Read science facts, not fiction...
There’s never been a more important time to explain the facts, cherish evidence-based knowledge and to showcase the latest scientific, technological and engineering breakthroughs. Cosmos is published by The Royal Institution of Australia, a charity dedicated to connecting people with the world of science. Financial contributions, however big or small, help us provide access to trusted science information at a time when the world needs it most. Please support us by making a donation or purchasing a subscription today.