Contact: Bill Schaller
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Caption: This is a microscope image of brown fat (e-BAT, or engineered Brown Adipose Tissue) created by adding a key control switch to skin cells of mice. Presence of green-stained objects (droplets of oil stored in the cell) confirms the skin cells have been converted to brown fat-producing cells. Blue objects are cell nuclei.
Credit: Shingo Kajimura, Ph.D., Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
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