The images put the “art” in “smart”: Pink and green enzymes in a rat spinal cord form an ethereal butterfly; round blue muscle cells bubble out from green stem cell factories; long, thin blue fibers converge in a vortex-like optic nerve. These are just a few of the captivating, and informative, images that took top honors in the first annual Bio-Art competition, hosted by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB). FASEB announced the 10 winning images, chosen from over 100 entries, on Monday, May 21.

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