11/08/2016 12:55 PM AEST | Updated 19/08/2016 8:38 AM AEST

Our Bodies Are Capable Of Amazing Beauty -- Blood, Cancer And All

These scientific images will amaze you.

Emma Watson and Evelyn Trouson / Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
Part of the blood vessel network found in the retina of the eye.

Scientists may be in a lab all day, but that doesn't mean they're not gazing at a stunning view.

The annual Art of Science exhibition brings together the most beautiful imagery from the Walter and Eliza Institute of Medical Research, and includes cancer cells, mouse mammaries and sperm tails.

Institute former director Suzanne Cory said research required imagination.

"The ability to visualise intricate biological systems can give scientists important insights into how diseases develop, spread, and respond to treatment," Cory said.

"The Institute's advanced imaging technologies and computational analysis allow researchers to 'see' at the molecular level, where the structures of cells and organs can be carefully examined in unprecedented detail."

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