The Terrible Beauty In The Heart Of A Rat

These luminous shapes are cardiac fibroblasts from a newborn rat, suspended in a collagen-thick film which is stimulating the environment around the cells. This makes them express a protein called DDR2, which scientists believe help cells to sense their surroundings and signal to the cells that they need to remodel… » 3/13/08 10:12am 3/13/08 10:12am