A couple weeks ago I launched our 2019 stem cell pic contest here on The Niche. It was a challenge for me choosing the winner from the top 9 finalists, whose images I made a composite of that is included toward the end of this post. The picture at the bottom of the composite seems to be of a smiling human dental pulp stem cell, from biologist Matthew Wilgo, which I thought was great. I love contests and holding them here on The Niche …Read More
Who doesn’t like a good science contest with prizes? There are so many beautiful pictures of cells including some that are stem cell-related out there in journals and on the web. We can find such images are in papers. Sometimes people post such great cell pics on the web too. In the past I’ve run various contests here on The Niche. Perhaps my favorite was a stem cell image contest that attracted some amazing entries (see composite included here). In that spirit, I’m again …Read More
OK, it’s been a long week of science so time for some fun: a caption contest. I took the below wacky picture at a place here in California because I was struck by how odd this situation looks. I think it deserves some clever caption. What is the best or funniest possible caption?
Science can come in various forms ranging from numbers to words to images, but it’s always more fun as a contest. In the stem cell field, some of the images can be particularly striking. One of my own favorites is the one above that I took some years ago of differentiation of neural stem cells that ended up on the cover of my first book. Do you have a favorite stem cell-related image? I’m doing a stem cell image contest. The winner receives a …Read More