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October 6, 2023

Microtissues stained to distinguish features

Microtissues that are stained to distinguish cell nuclei (blue), sarcomeric alpha-actinic (red) and myosin binding protein C (green). Researchers developed an algorithm that directly and noninvasively monitors the coupling of calcium waves, membrane voltage and mechanical contraction beat by beat in heart tissue models, providing insight into heart disease.

[Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grant CMMI 1548571.]

Learn more in the Washington University in St. Louis news story Virtual drug quiets noise in heart tissue images. (Date of image: 2023; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Sept. 22, 2023)

Credit: David Schuftan, Huebsch Lab/Washington University in Saint Louis

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