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Image of the week: Mouse embryonic stem cells


This is a striking color-enhanced microscopic image of mouse embryonic stem cells growing on a bed of silicon nanotubes. It was made in the lab of Bruce Conklin at the Gladstone Institute for Cardiovascular Medicine. In 2008, this image was a winner in a California Institute of Regenerative Medicine photo contest for its beauty.

Scope's image of the week is posted every Sunday.

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