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Following an injury to a Drosophila pupal wing, macrophages swoop in, engulfing debris and aiding in the tissue regeneration process.

Jul 10, 2017
The Scientist Staff

In vivo confocal imaging reveals how macrophages (bright green with red nuclei) flock to injured epithelium in a damaged Drosophila pupal wing.

HELEN WEAVERS, UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

 

See S.A. Eming et al., “Inflammation and metabolism in tissue repair and regeneration,” Sciencedoi:10.1126/science.aam7928, 2017.