wellcomecollectionThe Placenta Rainbow is a 2017 Wellcome Image Award winning image.
These placentas are from mice with genetically different immune systems, and have been stained for three proteins. The range of colours indicate that differences in a mother’s immune system can have a significant effect on placental development. Techniques such as this could help us understand and identify ways to treat complications that arise during pregnancy.
From 6-12 March the Wellcome Image Awards are taking over Wellcome Collection’s Instagram. To find out more follow the link on our profile and read about the stories behind the spectacular winning images.
Don’t forget to vote for your favourite image for the chance of winning a photographic print! wellcomeimageawards.org/about/vote/
Image credit: Suchita Nadkarni, William Harvey Research Institute, Queen Mary University of London
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