Bone goes astray




Bone goes astray
Body failure

BMP can induce bone formation (blue) in the wrong place such as muscle (pink). This can also happen in nature, in a rare genetic disease called Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva. In many cases, injuries can cause joints to become permanently frozen in place.

Method: Hematoxylin and Eosin/Alcian Blue staining on murine muscle section visualized by bright field microscopy.

Feelings: Amazed to see it actually happening

Learning Outcome: Intramuscular injection of a small amount of BMP2 protein is sufficient to elicit ectopic skeletogenesis

Georgios Kotsaris


Bone goes asstray
Cubism reloaded
Sticks and stones may break my bones..
Black hole