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biocanvas:

Human fibroblasts
Fibroblasts are cells that help maintain tissue structure by secreting proteins like collagen and elastin. Because they are easy to acquire and maintain in a laboratory, fibroblasts are one of the most common starting points for induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), which are adult cells like fibroblasts that have been coaxed to return to a very early stem cell state. iPSCs have the potential to become almost any cell in the human body, making them prime candidates for regenerative medicine, but creating them is incredibly inefficient. To help generate iPSCs, recent research has looked towards separating out iPSCs based on how adhesive they are compared to other cells. In this image, fibroblasts (magenta) express a cell adhesion protein (green), which can be used to determine differences in stickiness between cells.
Image by Dr. Ankur Singh, Cornell University.

biocanvas:

Human fibroblasts

Fibroblasts are cells that help maintain tissue structure by secreting proteins like collagen and elastin. Because they are easy to acquire and maintain in a laboratory, fibroblasts are one of the most common starting points for induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), which are adult cells like fibroblasts that have been coaxed to return to a very early stem cell state. iPSCs have the potential to become almost any cell in the human body, making them prime candidates for regenerative medicine, but creating them is incredibly inefficient. To help generate iPSCs, recent research has looked towards separating out iPSCs based on how adhesive they are compared to other cells. In this image, fibroblasts (magenta) express a cell adhesion protein (green), which can be used to determine differences in stickiness between cells.

Image by Dr. Ankur Singh, Cornell University.

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misterunagi:

A young Ghazan and Ming Hua (with arms)! I imagined Ming Hua to lose her arms at some point between this drawing and the Legend of Korra timeline. Losing her arms changes a jovial Ming Hua to the dark and deadly Ming Hua we all know. But this also pushes her water bending skills above and beyond. 
I was tempted to give Ghazan a mustache.. but I refrained.. Bolin is silly.. hahaha 

misterunagi:

A young Ghazan and Ming Hua (with arms)! I imagined Ming Hua to lose her arms at some point between this drawing and the Legend of Korra timeline. Losing her arms changes a jovial Ming Hua to the dark and deadly Ming Hua we all know. But this also pushes her water bending skills above and beyond. 

I was tempted to give Ghazan a mustache.. but I refrained.. Bolin is silly.. hahaha