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i saw a documentary about skin, it was fascinating!
The structure of the skin is complex: for an area of 1 cm ² skin and an average thickness of 3 mm, it takes 10 hair follicles, sweat glands 100 and up 2,500 sensory cells and 3 meters capillary blood and lymph, 12 meters of nerve fibers.

j'ai vu un documentaire fascinant sur la peau ! on change de peau toutes les 4 à 6 semaines! La structure de la peau est complexe : pour une surface de 1 cm² de peau et une épaisseur moyenne de 3 mm, il faut compter 10 follicules pileux, 100 glandes sudoripares, et jusqu'à 2.500 cellules sensorielles et aussi 3 mètres de capillaires sanguins et lymphatiques, 12 mètres de fibres nerveuses…

the first barrier of our defence system

Melanocytes are located only in the deepest layer of skin.

Their function is to synthesize melanin pigment …

the melanin pigment contributing to the colour of the skin…

we would have all been roses as crayfish…

the skin is the envelope of the soul…

fascinating skin!

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    • # Timi

      TOMIEEEE! I get sick if I see more histology; i had to look at it in the microscope so many times during the last months :)))
      anyway, a great idea, and the shots are fantastic!

      2008.06.16 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Nayah

      C'est fou ce qu'on peut faire de photos intéressantes! Une belle série bien originale! :)

      2008.06.14 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Mei-Ling

      Great close-ups, Tomy, especially #1. Well, skin is the largest organ of the body ... Thanks for sharing, and have a great weekend.

      2008.06.14 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Maria

      Skin certainly is a fascinating organ! Thanks for the info and thought provoking text! :))

      2008.06.13 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Camille

      la leçon est, en effet, intéressante - mais je préfère quand la miniature devient de l'art abstrait, à partir de 5, ça devient de la peau E.T et c'est ... ébouriffant !

      2008.06.12 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Hasnae

      La création humaine est faite de mécanismes mignatures et très compliqués.
      Des photos très interressantes

      2008.06.12 Edited Reply Cancel