Institute of Genetics and Cancer

IN PICTURES: Inside the heart

Scientists nationwide submitted videos and images, documenting their research of the heart: July 2013

Scientists across the UK submitted images and videos documenting their research.

The images show extraordinary and surprising views of the heart and its blood vessels.

The winning image, The Broken Heart, by Harris Morrison, Dr Gillian Gray and Megan Swim from  the MRC Human Genetics Unit, MRC IGMM, University of Edinburgh and QMRI was captured using optical projection tomography, a technique invented and now further developed at the Medical Research Council Human Genetics Unit, which shows the internal structure of a mouse's heart.

Related Links

BBC News in Pictures: Inside the Heart

Harris Morrison Optical Projection Tomography (OPT)