MRC-CIR Image of the Month
Graphic representation image, which combining scanning electron microscope, wide-field DIC and confocal images of a wounded skin in a zebrafish larva to illustrate how a tiny wound triggers an inflammatory response in fish. The neutrophils (red) are subsequently drawn to, and promote proliferation in, nearby pre-neoplastic cells (green). This demonstrates that wound inflammatory responses can exacerbate growth of pre-neoplastic cells, which could then progress to cancer. This is a cover image from the EBMO Journal, where the article was published by Dr Yi Feng of the MRC CIR and her collaborators from the UK and Denmark. The story is also commented on by EMBO research news, news & views and in Trends in immunology spotlight. Images by Nicole Antonio and Laura Ward, University of Bristol, collaborators and co-authors with Dr Yi Feng.
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