This is just a quick note to let you know that today in lab I had my finger pricked and the blood coated in gold ions (to increase conductivity) and scanned in Gordon's Scanning Electron Microscope (wikipedia has a great little intro to this--don't be ashamed!), and this is the image that came out at 3000 times magnification. You can see red blood cells, the plasma in between, a monocyte and even a couple of white blood cells (the hairy looking one on the right).

Cool, huh? :-)


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