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  1. Fascinating! Obviously it’s a depressurized artery, but the red blood cells don’t appear to be consolidated in a clot, how was that accomplished?

  2. Rajini Rao says:

    Maybe they used an anticoagulant while preparing the sample?

  3. Wow! I always imagined blood to be a liquid with bloodcells in it, not like 99% blood cells alltogether!

    It looks like macaroni!

  4. Indeed Albin Thorning, nearly half the blood’s volume consists of red blood cells


  5. J Stasko says:

    If it’s an artery, why can’t we see the three layers? (Tunicae intima, media, et adventitia?)

  6. Rajini Rao says:

    It’s an arteriole, I believe. We would have to dig through Google image search results and find the original description ­čśŤ

  7. Exactly Rajini Rao, just a step up from a capillary, as clearly denoted by the relative sizes of the vessel and the blood cells.

  8. Rajini Rao says:

    Good to know, thanks Elias Friedman !

  9. Looks like a false color SEM micrograph. Quite beautiful arteriole!

  10. The dof of her shots amaze me!!

  11. I had been missing these kind of posts from you! love this one!

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