Photo Gallery: Beauty in Science
11/27/2009
That's not coral -- but a true-to life model of the human vascular system. This...
Dorothea Liebermann-Meffert

That's not coral -- but a true-to life model of the human vascular system. This series of veins have been plastinated using a method developed by Dr. Gunther von Hagens, the scientist behind the often controversial Body Worlds exhibits. A liquid plastic gets injected into the blood stream. When it hardens, scientists can study the system as it is in the human body.