This is a beautiful image of human brain cells, which can now be grown from adult skin cells.
Under the Microscope is a collection of videos that show glimpses of the natural and man-made world in stunning close-up. They are released every Monday and Thursday and you can see them here: www.vimeo.com/channels/micro
“Brain neural stem cells derived from human skin cells: these stem cells express typical marker genes of brain neocortical stem cells, such as Pax6 (Red fluorescent labeled), and form a rosette structure resembling the transection of the neural tube.”
The entire image is about 250 μm across (a really thick bit of human hair).
Picture taken by Yichen Shi in the Livesey Lab
Voice over by Fred Lewsey.
Music by Peter Nickalls: http://www.peternickalls.com