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Title:Visualizing Colon Cancer
Author(s):Kriska, Adam
Subject(s):Food Science & Human Nutrition
Abstract:In our lab we study how diet can have life-long changes on an individual, and how a mother's diet can change the inflammatory response of offspring. I am studying colon cancer, and trying to piece together the role of obesity, diet, and exercise in colon cancer progression. In this picture we have a mouse colon that was stained with methylene blue to reveal the crypts of the colon. They are stained in the picture with a dark outer circle and a brighter dot in the middle. The crypts are where the new cells are made in the colon and this is where cancerous mutations first occur. By looking at hundreds of pictures like this, we can assess how colon cancer is influenced by diet and other factors. In this picture we can see many aberrant crypts, which we call aberrant crypt foci. I really enjoyed analyzing these pictures because most colons had wave-like patterns and looked like a landscape.
Issue Date:2016-04
Rights Information:Copyright 2016 Adam Kriska
Date Available in IDEALS:2016-04-14

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