Image of the Month 2014

April - Seige

April 2014 - Seige

Image by Jia Hao Yeo

The bone marrow is one of the main hematopoietic sites for blood cell development. However, there are still cell types within the bone marrow that are yet to be identified. This SEM image shows small cells (green) being surrounded by a large cell (blue) found within the murine bone marrow.


March - Colocalisation of Obscurin and Connexin-43 at the Cardiac Intercalated Disc

March 2014 - Colocalisation of Obscurin and Connexin-43 at the Cardiac Intercalated Disc

Image by Michael Kahramanian

Human left ventricular tissue stained with an antibody against the C-terminal end of cardiac obscurin (green), and to connexin-43 (red). Nuclei were stained with DAPI (blue). In this image, obscurin and connexin-43 colocalise to the cardiac intercalated disk (yellow). Taken on a Zeiss 510 Meta Confocal microscope at 10x magnification.


February - The Glio-vascular Interface

February 2014 - Image of the Month

Image by Samuel Adamson, Chan-ling Lab (Head: Prof. Tailoi Chan-ling), School of Medical Sciences & Bosch Institute, The University of Sydney

Aged wildtype mouse retina stained with antibodies against Collagen IV (green), Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein (red) and S100b (blue), showing the interplay between blood vessels, astrocytes and Müller glia respectively. Taken on a Zeiss Zeiss Axio Imager.M2 upright microscope at 20x magnification.


January - Let There Be Light

January 2014 - Image of the Month

Image by Steven Eamegdool, Chan-ling Lab (Head: Prof. Tailoi Chan-ling), School of Medical Sciences & Bosch Institute, The University of Sydney

Neural stem cells stained for Nestin, an intermediate filament protein (red); Phalloidin conjugated with Alexa 594 for actin filaments (orange); Beta 3 tubulin, a microtubule expressed in immature neurons (green); and DAPI for nuclei localization (blue).

In this study, we assessed the effects of iron-oxide nanoparticles on cell morphology and cytoskeleton, prior to utilising these cells for in vitro and in vivo detection using Magnetic resonance imaging.