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Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology

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Cross My Heart
Multiphoton Confocal Microscope Zeiss 710 with Mai Tai eHP Ti:Sapphire Laser

Sakthivel Sadayappan
Sakthivel Sadayappan Laboratory at Loyola University Chicago

Funded by the NIH

Every day, the human heart pumps approximately 7,570 liters of blood and beats approximately 100,000 times. The pump rate responds to internal and external stimuli such as exercise, medications, diet, age and heart disease. This image of a mouse heart was created as part of a study to investigate and better understand changes in whole organ structure, chamber dimension and wall thickness of the mouse heart during the development of heart disease.