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February 14, 2011

Valentine’s day 2011

Filed under: fun,science — Nick @ 7:50 pm
mouse mesenteric arteriole
Mouse mesenteric arteriole
H & E stained

This is a photomicrograph I had taken about eight or ten years ago when I was examining some sections of mouse arterioles. As it so happens, it was Valentine’s day when I took this, so I saved the image just because of the resemblance. Naturally, real blood vessels are round(ish) in cross-section, so the shape is obviously an artefact of fixing or sectioning. Nevertheless, I thought the coincidence was noteworthy.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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