BMC “Research in Progress” photo competition: the winning images

Earlier this year we proudly announced that BioMed Central is becoming BMC. Firmly believing that our research communities share our enthusiasm for innovation, science and progress we launched our first ever “Research in progress” photography competition. We asked you to send us inspiring images reflecting curiosity, integrity and innovation across four categories: people at work, close-ups of equipment, plants and animals and microscopy, and you certainly didn’t disappoint. So without further ado, here is our winning image, the runner up and a selection of images that caught the eyes of our judging panel of editors and designers. Winning image “I Heart Research”Sarah Boyle, Centre for Cancer Biology, Adelaide, South Australia. This photo shows a fluorescently labeled mouse mammary tumor produced by scientists studying the progression of breast cancer. The red color labels the active form of a protein, as cancer develops the levels of this protein may increase. Speaking to us about her entry, Sarah said: “I’m delighted that the image I submitted has been selected as the winner. I took it as part of my research into breast cancer and for me it really shows how processes that we researchers use almost on a daily basis – such as fluorescent labeling and microscopy – can reveal stunning shapes and colors in things like human cells.” Runner up “The Power of Life”Yuan Xiao Wei This photo shows cucumber seeds g...
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Source: Future Medicine: Biomarkers in Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Biomark Med Source Type: research
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Source: Future Medicine: Biomarkers in Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Biomark Med Source Type: research
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Source: Future Medicine: Biomarkers in Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Biomark Med Source Type: research
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Source: Future Medicine: Biomarkers in Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Biomark Med Source Type: research
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Source: Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Minerva Urol Nefrol Source Type: research
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Source: Minerva Chirurgica - Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research
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Source: Minerva Chirurgica - Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research
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Source: Minerva Chirurgica - Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research
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