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Princeton’s 2011 Art of Science exhibit has gotten wide international play on the web and in print. GEO Russia, Maxisciences, 20 minutos, L’espresso, MSNBC, and The New York Times all featured galleries, so be sure to check them out. More coverage on CNN, New Scientist, Crispme, LiveScience, NotCot.org, Curator Magazine, and io9.

The image above is featured in the January print issue of Scientific American. Titled Patterning the embryo, it is by graduate student Yoosik Kim and professor Stanislav Shvartsman, both in the department of chemical and biological engineering at Princeton. Each circle is a vertical cross-sectional image of an embryo of Drosophila melanogaster — otherwise known as the common fruit fly. The images, obtained using a confocal microscope, are of embryos stained with antibodies in order to visualize molecules that subdivide the embryo into three tissue types: muscle, nervous system, and skin.

The Art of Science gallery is in the Friend Center atrium on the Princeton campus and is open 9 to 6 Monday through Friday. It will be on display through November 2012. You can also see the full gallery online.

 
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