Photos of the winners from the Olympus BioScapes 2009 "(10 photos)

At the competition «Olympus BioScapes Imaging 2009" presents microscopic pictures and video objects of biological science. Presenting your attention the photos of ten winners of the competition this year.

1. This image Gist Croft and Mackenzie Veygrandt Columbia University took 10th place in the competition. The images show the motor neuron, struck amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. For this picture skin cells were taken 83-year-old patient with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and reprogrammed into induced pluripotent stem cells. Then the cells have been transformed into neurons. The study of these neurons will help scientists to confront amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. (Gist Croft and Mackenzie Weygandt)

2. Haruki Fudzhimake Mount Holyoke college in Massachusetsve made this vivid picture of embryos of Atlantic salmon from Bryant Pond, Maine. Photo took ninth place in the competition «Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging 2009". (Haruka Fujimaki)

3. Chait Peyvs - researcher at the Tallinn University of Technology - used confocal microscopy to create this unusual image of the flower of Arabidopsis, which is a common model organism in plant biology and genetic engineering. This photo took eighth place in the competition «Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging 2009". (Heiti Paves)


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