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Science Snapshot: More Fun Than a Barrel of Monkey Cells

This year’s second-place winner of the 2022 Nikon Small World in Motion competition shows a 12-hour time-lapse of labeled 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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This year’s 2nd place winner of the Nikon Small World in Motion competition went to Christophe Leterrier of Aix Marseille Université for a time-lapse of cultured monkey cells. Leterrier’s confocal microscope magnified the cells 60X, and the researcher distilled 12 hours of footage into a 12-second video that shows how dynamic cells (plasma membrane in orange) and DNA (blue) can be.

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