2012 Bio-Art Winners

Check out the 10 images that won FASEB's first annual Bio-Art competition.

By Megan Scudellari | May 25, 2012

This micrograph shows cells called myoblasts attached to spherical microcarriers, which allow the growth of adult stem cells (green) that have been isolated from skeletal muscle.

This micrograph shows cells called myoblasts attached to spherical microcarriers, which allow the growth of adult stem cells (green) that have been isolated from skeletal muscle.

DOUGLAS B. COWAN, HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL

2012 Bio-Art Winners Image Gallery

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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