A Research Blog

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

Visualising neurons

  

The structure of random neurons are highlighted in green following the uptake of green fluorescent protein. Markers specific for dendrites light up in red, while markers for axons light up in blue, to show the intricate network of connections facilitating communication between individual neurons.

 

Image by Chan Jia Pei, PhD student in the Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disorders Programme
Duke-NUS Medical School

 

 

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