Much of the world’s focus has been on health care at a global scale this year. The following images celebrate the work of researchers who have been toiling away on tinier work. The pictures are stunning visualizations of life sciences and biomedical research being conducted to find treatments and cures for cancer.
These photographs, which includes colorful images of micro needles, brain cells, and so-called mini livers, are the winners in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Koch Institute’s annual image awards. Large-scale versions are hung in a public gallery in the Koch Institute’s Cambridge, Mass., lobby.