Image: Eureka Prize: Golden Lung

Eureka Prize: Golden Lung

For promotion of New Scientist Eureka Prize for Science Photography only.

The complex cell and tissue rearrangements which occur during embryonic development are important determinants of adult health. The image captures the foetal lung of a mouse beginning its complex process of branching to form the airways necessary for life outside the womb. By understanding how this occurs, we hope to better understand childhood lung disease.

Dr Ian Smyth
© Dr Ian Smyth

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