The Broad's festive science images, part 5: Liver cells, in color

Leah Eisenstadt, January 5th, 2011 | Filed under
  • Image courtesy of Alex Hopkins

Here at the BroadMinded Blog, we polled the Broad community for their best holiday-themed scientific imagery — and we got some wonderful responses. We posted a few at the end of 2010, and here's one more!

This stunning picture is a false-colored microscopic image of human liver cells grown with mouse fibroblasts in vitro. The cellular model is useful for identifying changes in liver cells when treated with drugs. In this image, a blue stain marks the liver cell DNA, and green stains the cells' endoplasmic reticulum.

Previous entries:
Part 1: Dendritic networks
Part 2: Neuronal culture from stem cells
Part 3: Chemical screening data
Part 4: Triangular cells