Kidney colours

Cosmos Magazine


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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.

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