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Illuminating angiogenesis

 

Pictured here is a human umbilical vein endothelial cell (HUVEC) created using a super-resolution microscope (ELYRA PS.1, Zeiss). The nuclei can be seen here in blue, cytoskeleton in green, and the mitochondria in red. HUVECs were employed as a model system in a study, published in Nature Communications, that investigated how the gene, Wars 2, controls angiogenesis or blood vessel formation. More about Wars2 and its angiogenetic function can be read here

Image by Mao Wang, Research Assistant in the Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases Programme 
Duke-NUS Medical School

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