Sunday, November 22, 2009

Serious Medicine

The Wellcome Trust, a UK foundation, sponsored this exhibit of Serious Medicine images. This is an electron micrograph of the drug prednisolone, used to treat inflammatory bowel disease. The orange spheres are the drug itself, encased in a blue polymer that enables it to travel through the stomach to reach the bowel.

None of this is easy. None of this is cheap. But it is worth it.

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