Science Is Beautiful is a new book by Colin Salter, a compilation of images that show how the human body looks like under microscope. With an artistic eye, the book shocases cells, microbes and more.

Melatonin Crystals: a hormone made in the brain that helps to fall asleep. It is ofthen taken in pill form as well to give the body an extra push toward rest.

Ventolin Crystals: Salbutamol sulfate is a drug used to treat asthma that goes by the brand name Ventolin. It acts like adrenaline to relax muscles around constricted airways and relieve daily asthma.

Serotonin Crystals: Serotonin is a neurotransmitter found mainly in the digestive system. It does a lot for the body like regulates sleep, mood, appetite. It also helps with clotting and aids the learning process.

Avian Flu Virus: H5N1, or the bird flu, is transmitted from birds to humans. It is common among southeast Asian bird population, but luckily the serious respiratory disease does not often spread among humans.

Microglial White Blood Cell: the microglia are in charge of defending the nervous system from bacteria disease. They use those branch-like pseudopods to attack and digest bad microorganism that comes their way.

Tumor Blood Vessels: tumors, uncontrolled tissue growths, come complete with their own sets of blood vessels. These blood vessels found in intestinal tumors are formed irregularly, rather than the uniform fashion of normal intestinal blood vessels.

Liver Cells: this close-up shot of two liver cells shows all the organelles within the cells. The green things are the mitochondria, which produce energy for the cell.

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