Paul Odgren image is 2014 FASEB BioArt winner, featured on NIH director’s blog

UMass Medical School Communications

November 06, 2014

An image created by Paul Odgren, PhD, research associate professor of cell & developmental biology, was among the winners of the 2014 BioArt competition sponsored by the Federation of American Societies of Experimental Biology.

  This image created by Paul Odgren, PhD, was among the winners of the 2014 BioArt competition
  This image created by Paul Odgren, PhD, was among the winners of the 2014 BioArt competition.

The image at right was featured in a Nov. 6 blog post by NIH director Francis Collins, MD, PhD, called “Snapshots of Life: Inside a Bone Remodeling Project.” Dr. Collins explains what he calls a “gorgeous image” depicts.

“In this snapshot of bone formation, you can see osteoclasts (red) carving a path through the cartilaginous knee joint of a mouse (purple and white). Inside the tube carved by the osteoclasts, a new blood vessel carries blood cells (yellow) and other cells vital to bone building: bone marrow stem cells and osteoblasts,” wrote Collins.

To see more images created by the Odgren lab, visit http://www.umassmed.edu/cellbio/labs/odgren/images/.

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