Sunday, October 15, 2023

2023 Nikon Small World In Motion Competion Announced

Environmental & Science Education, STEM, Art & Environment

The winners of the 2023 Nikon Small World In Motion Competition (video) have been announced and you may view  them, all in 1 m 24 s. This website tells about the competition, shows the honorable mentions, describes the judges and has a calendar of events.

There is a description about the winning entry from material below the video,

 "A 48-hour time-lapse film of neurons developing in the central nervous system of a chick embryo has won the Nikon Small World in Motion video competition. Taken under a microscope by Alexandre Dumoulin at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, the footage shows the elongation of axons - projections from nerve cells - between the two hemispheres of the central nervous system. In neurological disorders, axons can be impaired. 'By studying these, organisms I aim to enhance our comprehension of how the nervous system functions and identify potential factors contributing to neurodevelopmental disorders,' says Dumoulin. "

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