Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Face of Cancer

Photography is an art with many branches and, when practiced by experts, never fails to amaze me. The awards season is when the best exponents show us their skills.

This week it's the turn of the scientist cameramen and the place to see it is the Images of Research competition held in Germany. Here are two from the entry list but you can see them all on the link.

1st place was "The Face of Cancer" by Dr. Martin Oeggerli, whose company, Micronaut GmbH, produces stunning images from the invisible world studied by the Swiss University research laboratories of Basel and Vienna. Here is a metastasizing cancer cell originally extracted from a human carcinoma. This is the second time Martin has won this award.

3rd place in Fascination of Research was this computer tomograph of a leopard, sectioned in a CT scanner by Steven Seet. Below is how he did it.

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