Research Images as Art / Art Images as Research 2019/20


Entry No. 242

Mr Daniyal Jafree, Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health

Blossom

There's a substantial discourse between the massive impact kidney disease has on healthcare services and the tiny proportion of funding dedicated to kidney research. I have always wondered why? The kidney is just as beautiful and complicated (probably more so) than any other organ in the body. In this microscope picture, the green balls you see are the sites of blood filtration in the kidney (called glomeruli). Urine is produced and tracks down the orange tubes (called collecting ducts) where it leaves the kidney. In this way, the kidneys filter about fifty gallons of blood a day; and are vital for balancing many chemical processes required for healthy life.

Produced: Wholemount immunofluorescence, tissue clearing and confocal microscopy of mouse embryonic kidney

 


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