When Lennart Nilsson's pictures of developing embryos were published in Life magazine in 1965, they caused a sensation. Within days, the entire print run of eight million had sold out. More than 40 years later, the photographs have lost none of their power Five weeks. The embryo is approximately 9mm long. A face develops, with openings for the mouth, the nostrils and eyes To receive an update every time we publish a new picture gallery, follow TelegraphPics…
Cochlea displaying the Organ of Corti - the essential part of your functional hearing from which protrude small hair-like projections that are exposed nerves which respond to alterations in electrical potential in the ear
Color enhanced scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a network of capillaries in an alveolus (air sac) of the lung. The lungs are the site of gaseous exchange, where oxygen is taken up by the blood from inhaled air and carbon dioxide released for exhalation
Blood Flow Through the Brain, pt. 2 (The Ride to the Top)
Human chromosomes and nucleus, coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM). Chromosomes are a packaged form of the genetic material DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid). The DNA normally exists in a non-condensed form in the cell nucleus (upper right). It condenses into chromosomes (centre and lower left) during cell replication. In humans, there are 46 chromosomes, consisting of 23 chromosome pairs. Magnification: x4350 when printed at 10 centimetres across.