Download the July 2020 digital calendar
A new image is available
Why not download a new scientific image to have as your wallpaper or desktop during July. Included on the image is a calendar so you can keep track of what's going on this month.
All the images used were submitted to our annual calendar image competition. The image selected for July is:
In a single experiment this transgenic larval zebrafish has allowed us to make powerful observations at the level of the whole organism, whilst simultaneously permitting exploration at the subcellular level. In magenta you can see the atrial and ventricular chambers of the heart, thanks to genetic modifications that allow us to label the cardiomyocytes with fluorescent protein. These muscular powerhouse cells generate the force needed to pump blood around the body. The cyan labels the endothelial cells, revealing the arteries and veins that form the vascular network channelling blood to and from the heart. If you look closely, you can see the nucleus of some of these cells and some small dynamic protrusions that the cell uses to interact with its environment. (Equipment used: Imaging was performed on a Leica TCS SP8 AOBS confocal laser scanning microscope with a 25x/0,95 W HC FLUOTAR objective, part of the Wolfson Bioimaging Facility)
by Aaron Scott from the Richardson Lab, University of Bristol
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