Neurosphere giving rise to nerve cells

A confocal microscopic image of a neurosphere, a ball of human embryonic stem cells giving rise to nerve cells. The nuclei of the neurons are shown in blue, while the axons are shown in red.

 

The image was taken in the lab of Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte at The Salk Institute for Biological Studies.

 

Learn more about CIRM-funded stem cell research: www.cirm.ca.gov

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Taken on January 15, 2009