It’s alive!
Taken by Robert Ludlow of the University College London’s Institute of Neurology, this is a rare shot of a living brain, revealing the cerebral cortex of an epileptic patient during surgery. Oxygenated blood flushes bright red in a web of small arteries while larger veins, tucked in the sulci or crevices of the brain, carry away purplish, deoxygenated blood. Gray matter (so-dubbed because that’s its color after death) is pink with life.
The image won a 2012 Wellcome Trust award for photography.

It’s alive!

Taken by Robert Ludlow of the University College London’s Institute of Neurology, this is a rare shot of a living brain, revealing the cerebral cortex of an epileptic patient during surgery. Oxygenated blood flushes bright red in a web of small arteries while larger veins, tucked in the sulci or crevices of the brain, carry away purplish, deoxygenated blood. Gray matter (so-dubbed because that’s its color after death) is pink with life.

The image won a 2012 Wellcome Trust award for photography.

Notes

  1. beauvale reblogged this from ucsdhealthsciences
  2. syaqila24 reblogged this from seeking-sabr
  3. seeking-sabr reblogged this from drowninginthepouringrain
  4. drowninginthepouringrain reblogged this from ucsdhealthsciences
  5. sgavin12 reblogged this from littlemicrobiologyblog
  6. hollowthreatz reblogged this from michelinab
  7. michelinab reblogged this from ucsdhealthsciences
  8. thesunnysmile reblogged this from ucsdhealthsciences and added:
    WHOAH
  9. saudikappa reblogged this from ucsdhealthsciences
  10. metalbooger reblogged this from ucsdhealthsciences
  11. brainsandgains reblogged this from ucsdhealthsciences
  12. izzylikesshoes96 reblogged this from ucsdhealthsciences
  13. amishpigeon reblogged this from thelearningbrain
  14. tibia8bitch reblogged this from ucsdhealthsciences
  15. sykotikzgrafitti reblogged this from viri23x
  16. munchrug101 reblogged this from brbulletbill
  17. brbulletbill reblogged this from fifty-shades-of-nina
  18. fifty-shades-of-nina reblogged this from viri23x
  19. blastinaglass52 reblogged this from thetattedstoner
  20. thetattedstoner reblogged this from justyouandiforever
  21. justyouandiforever reblogged this from purplekush-blueeyes
  22. iamfreedomfenty reblogged this from woozilyevocative
  23. erinnjlong reblogged this from viri23x
  24. livelovebarbados reblogged this from cocoabutterbabe
  25. woozilyevocative reblogged this from regalasfuck
  26. petty-pendergrass reblogged this from regalasfuck
  27. iamchantaya reblogged this from regalasfuck
  28. blackcat-pharaoh reblogged this from cocoabutterbabe
  29. regalasfuck reblogged this from cocoabutterbabe
  30. cocoabutterbabe reblogged this from slimsfresh
  31. simplisticmusic reblogged this from viri23x

About

News from UC San Diego Health Sciences
Media Contacts: 619-543-6163
HealthSciComm@ucsd.edu

Blogroll

  • thisissandiego
  • kenobi-wan-obi
  • forum-network
  • huffingtonpost
  • newyorker
  • newsweek
  • laboratoryequipment
  • currentsinbiology
  • washingtonexaminer
  • mothernaturenetwork
  • scientificillustration
  • awomaninscience
  • lakeconews
  • yahoonews
  • scienceyoucanlove
  • rollingstone
  • themedicalchronicles
  • azspot
  • queerability
  • oupacademic
  • fastcompany
  • longform
  • explore-blog
  • scinerds
  • sdzsafaripark
  • medicalschool
  • instagram
  • dodgemedlin
  • kateoplis
  • neurosciencestuff
  • amnhnyc
  • pubhealth
  • wayfaringmd
  • alscientist
  • seltzerlizard
  • sciencenetlinks
  • comedycentral
  • breakingnews
  • nursefocker
  • theweekmagazine
  • wnyc
  • nursingmonkeymomma
  • colchrishadfield
  • smithsonianmag
  • libertasacademica
  • nypl
  • npr
  • todaysdocument
  • doublejack
  • post-mitotic
  • aspiringdoctors
  • guardian
  • cranquis
  • mindblowingscience
  • cancerninja
  • missmdisme
  • jtotheizzoe
  • austinstatesman
  • ohscience
  • mathcat345
  • inothernews
  • scientificthought
  • madsweat
  • bbglasses
  • msnbc
  • buzzfeed
  • plannedparenthood
  • medresearch
  • publicradiointernational
  • sdzoo
  • shortformblog
  • boston
  • pulitzercenter
  • nurse-on-duty
  • pozmagazine
  • photojojo
  • pbstv
  • whitehouse
  • dystrophin
  • healthcareinfoguide
  • ucsdmedialab
  • denverpost
  • journalofajournalist
  • csmonitor
  • medicalstate
  • ari-abroad
  • kqedscience
  • nprfreshair
  • newswatchtv
  • pacificstand
  • statedept
  • md-admissions
  • medindia
  • fyeahmedlab
  • psychotherapy
  • natgeofound
  • codeit
  • tballardbrown
  • latimes
  • futureofscience
  • katiecouric
  • molecularlifesciences
  • abcworldnews
  • therumpus
  • exploratorium
  • htdeverything
  • thevancouversun
  • nbcnightlynews
  • theonion
  • think-progress
  • nbcnews
  • theatlantic
  • nprinterns
  • theskygazer
  • ucsdspecialcollections
  • robotmuesli
  • prochoiceamerica
  • officialssay
  • laweekly
  • onaissues
  • infographicjournal
  • prnewswire
  • usagov
  • usnews
  • wired
  • tmagazine
  • doctorswithoutborders
  • mashablehq
  • nydailynews
  • thenewrepublic
  • nprglobalhealth
  • columbusdispatch
  • surfnrunnr
  • peacecorps
  • sesamestreet
  • cenwatchglass
  • yaleuniversity
  • soupsoup
  • actgnetwork
  • today
  • breakingblog
  • sciencesoup
  • psydoctor8
  • thescienceofreality
  • huffpostscience
  • cnbc
  • highcountrynews
  • scienceisbeauty
  • reuters
  • thisisfusion
  • newshour
  • ucsdcancer
  • artandsciencejournal
  • 3rdofmay
  • nprradiopictures
  • galindoyadira
  • markcoatney
  • skunkbear
  • thedailyshow
  • mediclopedia
  • robertreich
  • usatoday
  • bbsrc
  • staff
  • ucresearch
  • pritheworld
  • unicef
  • michiganengineering
  • neurolove
  • bostongyrig
  • motherjones
  • ottawahealth
  • minnpost
  • ucsdcrossculturalcenter
  • shortyawards
  • wnycradiolab
  • science-and-logic
  • pbsthisdayinhistory
  • hospitalreina
  • sciencechicks
  • americanpublicmedia
  • brookhavenlab
  • discoverynews
  • ziyadnazem
  • scipak
  • nocturnalnurse
  • nysci
  • tedx
  • sciencenote
  • jayparkinsonmd
  • ladyjournos
  • poptech
  • ucsdcareerservicescenter
  • mediamed
  • brainmtters
  • aarp
  • neuroanatomyblog
  • nprontheroad
  • articulomortis
  • science
  • poynterinstitute
  • timelightbox
  • artpoweratucsd
  • timemagazine
  • matthewkeys
  • paraphyletic
  • upworthyinsider
  • ucsd
  • topherchris
  • oh4theloveofscience
  • fuckyeahneuroscience
  • pneupnurse
  • utnereader
  • biocanvas
  • joshherigon
  • fuckyeahcardiovascularsystem
  • bitesizedbiology
  • bobedwardsradio
  • medethicslady
  • phdr
  • picturedept
  • fuckyeahnervoussystem
  • sci-fact
  • nationalpost
  • goodideapublichealth
  • carlzimmer
  • vetstail
  • chronicleofhighered
  • wgbhnews
  • ruled-by-secrecy
  • anaofta
  • tumblmd
  • life
  • dailymedical
  • oceanportal
  • ahfspeakout
  • captain-nitrogen
  • lookslikescience
  • genannetics
  • clearscience
  • thecoloradopursuit
  • artneuroscience
  • auditoryinsomniac
  • blamoscience
  • scishow
  • bio-sustain
  • information101
  • sciencephotolibrary
  • rubylipstick1
  • itsjustcharli
  • stemcellculture
  • houseofmind
  • scotthensley
  • a-science-blog
  • cheatsheet
  • bklynmed
  • bartholomewfromthesun
  • salon
  • wellcomebrains
  • aljazeera
  • globeandmail
  • kpcc
  • princeton-medbloro
  • blue-lights-and-tea
  • geneticist
  • couturecourier
  • reportingonhealth
  • ucsfbioengineering
  • coolhealthinfographics
  • thedailywhat
  • villagevoice
  • nbclatino
  • y2ycenter
  • ajebsary
  • realcleverscience
  • ohyeahdevelopmentalbiology
  • guardiancomment
  • timesopinion
  • scientificbritain
  • lifescienceexperiment
  • adschu
  • drwhitehall
  • poptechlabs
  • tokenladyscientist
  • washingtonpostinnovations
  • mountainlake
  • everythingmedical101
  • sdcms
  • mpbntech
  • kusp
  • natgeo