When science reaches art….it gives you nice scientific journal cover

When science reaches art....it gives you nice scientific journal cover

When you are a scientist, you learn to think as a scientist into a rational and objective, that sounds pretty opposite from arts. However, there is one I thing I like with my research work is the use of fluorescent tags to observe cellular structures and proteins under a fluorescent microscope. This is what we called immunocytochemistry. It takes you some skills in doing the technical procedure, it takes another one to take a picture….and the latter one requires a touch of artistic photography.
This is a staining from primary human brain microvascular endothelial cells (HBMECs), the same cells that lines the inner side of your blood vessels. These cells have a special protein called glucose transporter-1 (GLUT-1, red) that plays an important function as it transports glucose (the main fuel source for your neurons) across the blood-brain barrier.

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