Congratulations to Drs. Kevin Murach, Charlotte Peterson and John J. McCarthy on their win in the 2017 BioArt Contest

In this image culture-grown muscle stem cells from a mouse have fused together to form myotubes, mimicking the formation of muscle fibers in living organisms. Fluorescent labeling reveals the myotubes’ multiple nuclei (blue) and distinct striations (red) – both are characteristic of mature muscle fibers.