Science close up - Wellcome Images 2014

From the sharp and potentially painful points on a kidney stone, to a head louse egg firmly glued to a hair - the annual Wellcome Image Awards celebrate the best in science imaging talent and techniques. Take a close-up look at some of the winning images.

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For a limited time the winning images will be on public display at Glasgow Science Centre - Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester - Techniquest in Cardiff - W5 in Belfast - Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge - and in the window of the Wellcome Trust in London.

The BBC's medical editor Fergus Walsh was one of the judges in the Wellcome Images competition.

All images subject to copyright. Click bottom right for image information.

Music by KPM Music. Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 12 March 2014.

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