Image of the Day: Nanotube Nursery

A mouse embryonic stem cell grows on a bed of silicone nanotubes.

By | May 9, 2014

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Avatar of: Mike Bennett

Mike Bennett

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May 9, 2014

We need figure legends.

Avatar of: Dr. Jonas Moses

Dr. Jonas Moses

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Replied to a comment from Mike Bennett made on May 9, 2014

May 9, 2014

Agreed, Mr. Bennett makes an apt observation. With what was this image created? Is it EM (with false color)? Light microscopy? At what magnification? With what 'scope?

How do the nanotubes function as a "nursery bed" for the stem cells (even a brief overview would have been useful)? Also, it appears, in this image, that the nanotubes are piercing the cell surface. Is this the case and, if so, why no comments on how this does or does not impact cell function?

Respectfully, Dr. Jonas Moses

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