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Image of the Month: April 2017

The EACR Image of the Month highlights both scientifically and visually stimulating cancer research images from EACR members.

Our congratulations go to our April winners Tilman Esser and Dr. Muriel Lizé from the Molecular & Experimental Pneumology group at the University Medical Center Göttingen in Germany. They sent this entertaining image of immunofluorescent staining of a murine uterus revealing a tiny monster.

We wish to thank our panel of reviewers for their help in selecting the winning image.

Are you an EACR member? Do you have a scientific image you’d like to share? Please visit our Image of the Month page to find out how to submit your image.

Winner: Thumbs up! – Immunofluorescent staining of a murine uterus reveals a tiny monster.

The image depicts a section of murine uterus stained against acetylated α-Tubulin, a marker of cilia, and counterstained with DAPI to visualize nuclei. We stumbled upon this tiny uterus monster (approximately 1.5x1.0mm) giving a “thumbs up”, while investigating the distribution and the significance of motile cilia in the reproductive tract of female mice. Motile cilia of the fallopian tubes are thought to promote ovum transport; however, the precise role of cilia in the uterus remains to be resolved.

Submitted by: Tilman Esser and Dr. Muriel Lizé, Molecular & Experimental Pneumology group, University Medical Center Göttingen, Germany

11 Apr 2017

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