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Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology

Where Science Meets Society


Warp and weft
Zeiss LSM 710 Confocal Microscope

Image provided by Sushmitha Durham, Allison Stewart Lab
Research funded by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons Resident-in-Training Grant and the American Quarter Horse Foundation

The tapestry-like material in this image is actually fibers of collagen, the main component of connective tissue. Researchers investigate the structure of healthy and injured connective tissue, such as the horse tendon shown here, to devise and test new ways to heal those injuries in both animals and people.