Image: Nanoparticle Planet (Eureka Prizes)

Nanoparticle Planet (Eureka Prizes)

2014 New Scientist Eureka Prize for Science Photography highly commended

Michael Bradshaw
© Michael Bradshaw


Nanoparticle Planet, Michael Bradshaw
Michael Bradshaw’s image shows skin cells with internalised nanoparticles. The large circle is a 10-millimetre coverslip and the bright orange dots are the fluorescent and magnetic nanoparticles inside the cells. The cells are being induced to migrate off to the left of the coverslip via an external magnetic field. This kind of cellular control has implications in wound healing.

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