Work From the Birkedal Group on the Cover of Journal of Structural Biology
A paper by Fiona Bach-Gansmo et al from the group of Henrik Birkedal published in the Journal of Structural Biology is featured on the cover of the issue.
The paper describes shapes of the casings of bone cells, called osteocyte lacunae, studied by synchrotron tomographic 3D imaging. The image show a rendering of osteocyte lacunae in rat cortical bone. Blood vessel canals are shown in turquoise while osteocyte lacunae are coloured bronze or golden yellow depending in the type of bone.