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Every Picture Has A Story

Wellcome Images in the UK is one of the world’s richest and most unique collections of images, with themes ranging from medical and social history to contemporary healthcare and biomedical science.
lung cancer cell

Lung cancer cell, Wellcome Images Awards 2009

All the images can be viewed on the Wellcome Images website. The Biomedical Collection holds over 40 000 high-quality images from the clinical and biomedical sciences. Selected from the UK’s leading teaching hospitals and research institutions, it covers disease, surgery, general healthcare, sciences from genetics to neuroscience including the full range of imaging techniques.

The annual Wellcome Images Awards reward contributors for their outstanding work. This year, nineteen extraordinary images have been chosen by a panel of judges based on the ability of the picture to communicate the wonder and fascination of science.

The selected images are now on display on the Image Awards website, which explains the stories behind the pictures: how the images were created, what they add to scientific understanding and why the judges picked them out as the best images this year.

Embryonic mouse head

Embryonic mouse head. Wellcome Images Award 2009

There were also two special awards, one given to the makers of animations showing the intricate structure of a mouse’s head during development and the other for the unique capture of sensory nerve endings, both showing an astonishing level of detail and accuracy that has previously not been possible with conventional microscopy techniques.

You can click here to view the winning images of 2009 (on the website, click Awards 2009, then click the link given in the text)

See also:
How it’s made – the art of science
See this: images of cancer

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