"This may look a little like the dried head of a poppy but is in fact the egg of a human head louse attached to a hair. Nits are the bane of many parents’ lives when they discover the telltale egg sacs, prompting rounds of tea-tree-oil shampoo, lice combs and nit lotion. This false-coloured scanning electron micrograph, by Kevin Mackenzie, of the egg (green) attached to a strand of human hair (brown) shows an area just 1.5 millimetres across."
(Image: Kevin Mackenzie, University of Aberdeen).
Jay Z + science (the chemical properties of hydrocortisone). I might be a dork. #embroidery #art #science #jayz #cortisol
Transgenic Xenopus Mandala. Nick R. Love (RIKEN: Center for Developmental Biology, Kobe, Japan).
The mandala depicts a series of fluorescent protein expressing transgenic Xenopus tadpoles, froglets, and embryos. I created these organisms using REMI, (Restriction Enzyme Mediated Integration), a technique in which an in vitro synthesized transgene is inserted into genome of a sperm nuclei. The genetically modified sperm nuclei are then directly inserted into unfertilized frog egg, which will subsequently divide and eventually become an adult frog whose cells and germ cells contains the original transgene. In this piece, I imaged the F1 progeny of a variety of transgenic Xenopus lines. I then converted their flouresence signals into CMYK channels and subsequently collaged the images to create the mandala shown.