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Scientific Image - Human Red Blood Cells

Magnified image of human red blood cells using an Optical Microscope.

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Red blood cells carry a protein called hemoglobin which has a molecular structure adapted to transport oxygen to body tissues. The cells' flexibility allows them to flow through tiny capillaries. • SIZE: The typical diameter of a human red blood cell is 6-8 µm. • IMAGING TOOL: Optical microscope

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Red blood cells carry a protein called hemoglobin which has a molecular structure adapted to transport oxygen to body tissues. The cells' flexibility allows them to flow through tiny capillaries. • SIZE: The typical diameter of a human red blood cell is 6-8 µm. • IMAGING TOOL: Optical microscope

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YEAR CREATED
2014
OWNING INSTITUTION

Kristina Yu, Exploratorium - Attribution is required. The creator listed here has made this image available to NISE Network partners for non-profit educational use only. Uses may include but are not limited to reproduction and distribution of copies, creation of derivative works, and combination with other assets to create exhibitions, programs, publications, research, and websites.

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The creator listed above has made this image available to NISE Network partners for non-profit educational use only. Uses may include but are not limited to reproduction and distribution of copies, creation of derivative works, and combination with other assets to create exhibitions, programs, publications, research, and websites.

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