stojdllab
stojdllab:

Korean researchers have developed a new way to look at individual red blood cells to diagnose disease.
In the image above, we can see a healthy red blood cell (A), an iron-deficient anaemic red blood cell (B), an immature red blood cell (C), and a red blood cell from a patient with hereditary spherocytosis, a blood disorder (D). These shapes were rendered using common-path diffraction optical tomography.
http://bit.ly/1tIF1Dx
Image: Kim et al 2014, doi 10.1038/srep06659

stojdllab:

Korean researchers have developed a new way to look at individual red blood cells to diagnose disease.

In the image above, we can see a healthy red blood cell (A), an iron-deficient anaemic red blood cell (B), an immature red blood cell (C), and a red blood cell from a patient with hereditary spherocytosis, a blood disorder (D). These shapes were rendered using common-path diffraction optical tomography.

http://bit.ly/1tIF1Dx

Image: Kim et al 2014, doi 10.1038/srep06659

jtotheizzoe
jtotheizzoe:

The environmental impact of oysters, in one photo
The water in both tanks came from the same source. The one on the right has bivalves. Not only do oysters naturally filter the waters in which they live, they can even protect humans from destructive hurricanes. For more, read about New York’s efforts to bring back oyster populations in the once-toxic Hudson River.
Delicious AND helpful. Who knew?
(photo via Steve Vilnit on Twitter)

jtotheizzoe:

The environmental impact of oysters, in one photo

The water in both tanks came from the same source. The one on the right has bivalves. Not only do oysters naturally filter the waters in which they live, they can even protect humans from destructive hurricanes. For more, read about New York’s efforts to bring back oyster populations in the once-toxic Hudson River.

Delicious AND helpful. Who knew?

(photo via Steve Vilnit on Twitter)

freshphotons

Wow! Just, wow.

staceythinx:

Breaking Wave is a kinetic sculpture designed by Plebian Design and Hypersonic for the biotechnology company Biogen-Idec’s new headquarters in Cambridge, MA.

About the project:

Breaking Wave tells the story of the search for patterns, and the surprising results that come by changing our point of view.

Scientists search through billions of experimental data points in order to find patterns to develop new drugs, to treat Multiple Sclerosis, Cancer, and other diseases. Without a particular framework or perspective, these are just 0’s and 1’s, with no form or information. But with the perspective of an understanding of molecular dynamics, these data points create a clear picture about the hidden dynamics within the body, and allow scientists to craft drugs to successfully treat these diseases.

See it in motion in this video:

Breaking Wave from PLEBIAN DESIGN on Vimeo.

bbsrc

I voted! And now you should definitely do that, too. If only for the happiness that comes with exposing your eyes to such magnificent pieces of #sciart.

bbsrc:

Which is your favourite image? 

These are just three of the short-list finalists from the Images with Impact competition. See all the images and vote at http://bbsrc2014.picturk.com.

Top image credit: Kevin Rangeley

Middle image credit: Declan King

Bottom image credit: Jill Harrison

#ImageswithImpact