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Science Snapshot: Living Bubble Wrap

This year’s fourth-place winner of the 2022 Nikon Small World in Motion competition shows dying melanoma cells.

Lisa Winter
Lisa Winter

Lisa Winter became social media editor for The Scientist in 2017. In addition to her duties on social media platforms, she also pens obituaries for the website. She graduated from Arizona State University, where she studied genetics, cell, and developmental biology.

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To win at the Nikon Small World in Motion competition, entries must not only be beautiful to look at but must also convey technical prowess and be information rich. The fourth-place winner in this year’s competition went to Dylan Burnette of Vanderbilt University’s School of Medicine. Using differential interference contrast, Burnette obtained a 40X magnification of melanoma cells. They burst in a series of satisfying pops as each cell dies, with only some residue left behind.

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