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20 eye-opening microscopic images from the Olympus BioScapes Competition

This widefield multiphoto fluorescent image of a rat hippocampus has been stained to reveal the distribution of glia (cyan), neurofilaments (green) and cell nuclei (yellow).

Photo: Thomas Deerinck

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Rat hippocampus

Second prize. This wide-field multiphoto fluorescent image of a rat hippocampus has been stained to reveal the distribution of glia (cyan), neurofilaments (green) and cell nuclei (yellow).

The image was captured by Thomas Deerinck of the National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research at the University of California in San Diego.