To trace the longer pathways that interconnect different brain regions, CBS labs developed a genetic method to label each individual nerve cell a different color to identify and track axons and dendrites over long distances.
Nerve cells. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of nerve cells, known as neurones.
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Human blood with red blood cells, 3 T-lymphocytes, and activated platelets. Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc/Visuals Unlimited, Inc.
blood clot. Red blood cells are shown in red; leukocytes are green; platelet aggregates are gray; and the thread-like brown stuff is fibrin, the protein that holds blood clots together.
Motor end plates on intercostal muscle fibers forming a neuromuscular junction. LM X60.
Differentiated human NT-2 neuronal cells, 6 weeks old | 2004 Photomicrography Competition | Nikon Small World
Bone tissue (imaged using a scanning electron microscope [SEM])
Bone tissue. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of cancellous (spongy) bone. This tissue, found in the interior of bones, is characterised by a honeycomb arrangement of trabeculae (columns) and spaces. This honeycomb structure provides support and strength to the bone. Magnification: x 15 when printed 10 centimetres wide.
Purkinje nerve cell from the cerebellum of the human brain