You'll never look at your breakfast the same way again, thanks to Anna Franz's 1st place winning entry of Nikon's 2011 Small World in Motion Competition. Unlike the second place and third place winners that use widefield fluorescence microscopy and darkfield thechniques, Anna's work is done using a straight up reflected light source. See all three videos below.
1st Place (Anna Franz): "Ink injection into yolk sac artery of 72 hour-old chick embryo to visualize the beating heart and the vasculature."
2nd Place (Dr. Dominik Paquet): "Time lapse movie of transport of mitochondria in nerve cells of transgenic zebrafish with nerve cell membranes labeled in green and mitochondria labeled in blue."
3rd Place (Dr. Ralf Wagner): "Waterflea Daphnia playing with volvox"
via [Nikon's Small World in Motion Competition]
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