It has been descibe by friends as resembling everything from parmesan cheese to coral to flames….but it is in fact human embryonic stem cells at a crossroads of a fate desicion. These cells have been coaxed to become ‘endodermal’ cells, which can give rise to cells of the lung, liver, pancreas and more. So thats what they are.
Now how was it taken? This image was take using a scanning elecron microscope, at 2,500x magnification, and the original b&w image has been false coloured to accentuate the beautiful projections.
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