Contact: Richard Lewis
University of Iowa
Caption: A research team led by the University of Iowa has created the most detailed, three-dimensional rendering of a mammal lung. The image pictured here shows a mouse's pulmonary acini, the terminals where gases and blood mix in a lung and whose function remains a mystery.
Credit: Dragos Vasilescu, University of Iowa and the University of British Columbia.
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