02:13 GMT +3 hours15 February 2016

The Best Scientific Illustrations, Video Games and Graphics of 2011

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Miguel A. Aragon Calvo, Julieta Aguilera, Mark SubbaRao PhD
The winner in the photography category was Bryan Jones from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, for his photograph in which he captures a slice of the retina of a laboratory mouse. For clarity, the neurologist gave each layer of light-sensitive cells its own color, which makes the eye look like multi-layered colored candy.

A photograph of a mouse's retina, the "Cthulhu" cancer cell, a "cosmic network", a computer game Foldit and a video in which a living cell is broken down into its component parts, were the winners in a competition to find the best artistic work describing scientific phenomena or processes, run by Science magazine.

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