This amazing image of subarachnoid blood vessels won Matt MacGregor Sharp – a PhD student at the University of Southampton – a runner-up prize in last year’s Reflections of Research image competition run by the British Heart Foundation.
The EM image?shows a normal artery at the surface of the brain in stunning detail.?Sitting alongside the brown brain tissue, the artery appears blue, and its surrounding layer, the pia mater, is shown in purple.?Macgregor’s team are trying to show that failure to remove waste by these vessels is one of the underlying causes of vascular dementia.?
This year’s competition has just opened, head to https://www.bhf.org.uk/what-we-do/our-research/our-science-image-competition