Image of Distinction
2014 Photomicrography Competition
Dr. Chris Henstridge
- Subject Matter:
This is a brain slice of a mouse, cut through the hippocampus, which is a region critical for memory. Neuronal dendrites receive signals from other neurons and here they are labelled in blue forming an incredibly dense network. The supporting glial cells (astrocytes) intertwine within this dendritic network in an equally complex manner and here are labelled in yellow. The nuclei of all neurons and glia are labelled in pink.