In Photos: Wellcome Image Awards 2017 Winners

Brain-on-a-chip

The thin green lines represent nerve fibres produced by neural stem cells (magenta) growing on a synthetic gel. This experiment is part of a study that discovers how the environment affects the growth of nerve fibres.

Photograph: Collin Edington and Iris Lee/Massachusetts Institute of Technology/2017 Wellcome Image Awards

This close-up portrait of the tiny Hawaiian bobtail squid was created by combining a series of images stitched together.

Photograph: Mark R Smith/Macroscopic Solutions/2017 Wellcome Image Awards

This stunning 3D image shows a detailed image of CT scans performed on the African grey parrot.

Photograph: Scott Birch and Scott Echols/2017 Wellcome Image Awards

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