[Images] Optical Brain Imaging

While attempting to process some of my images from last week, I thought I'd share a cool thing I made (with the help of some others). This is a three-image composite that was taken in a live rat brain using multiphoton microscopy. The red image is NADH autofluorescence, a metabolite responsible for cellular ATP production. … Continue reading [Images] Optical Brain Imaging

[Images] Mitral Valve Collagen

These images are from pig mitral valves using Second-Harmonic Generation (SHG) imaging, which highlights collagen fibrils. The mitral valve is responsible for directing blood flow in your heart. Without it, your heart will not be able to pump blood to the rest of your body. Mitral valves are composed largely of collagen and elastin fibrils … Continue reading [Images] Mitral Valve Collagen

[Images] MCF10A Human Mammary Cells

One of the things we focus on in our lab is applications of label-free observations for research and clinical diagnosis. This image is of a nonmalignant human mammary cell line as part of a breast cancer project. The left image is endogenous autofluorescence , which provides metabolic information about the cells related to electron donor … Continue reading [Images] MCF10A Human Mammary Cells