|Smooth Muscle Isolated Fibers|
My 30th birthday is in three months and nine days. And let me tell you, I'm counting down every one of those days. Not because I'm particularly eager to be 30 - though it doesn't bother me at all that I'm about to hit the three-decade mark - but because I've discovered what I want for my birthday. All of the Etsy.com science items I recently posted go on my wish list, of course (although I want the colored pencil chemistry labels, rather than the crayon ones I listed - I don't own crayons anymore). But today I found something else: microbiology posters.
|Neurons: Human Brain |
No, I'm not joking. And so to answer the question burning in your mind: Yes, the nerdiness continues. I love it.
Ever since last summer, when I started at the research lab, I have been fascinated with stained slides. One of my tasks last summer was to count cell nuclei (which were stained blue, by the way) for Olga. It was pretty tedious, whish one of the reasons she asked me to do it (she admitted as much), but I didn't mind. I knew I was contributing something. And honestly, the images were just gorgeous.
|Blood Clot Formation: |
Showing Trapped Red Blood Cells
(Erythrocytes) in Fibrin
|The Neuromuscular Synapse: |
The Junction Between a
Nerve Fiber and a Muscle Fiber