cork and biopsy needle
This is the cork from the champagne that was opened when I got my PhD viva. My mentor stuck the silver coin in it, for luck I think…. In hindsight I have been lucky, in that I have enjoyed most opportunities during my career.
In order to measure the effect of the nutrient / food element we need to take tissue samples. This biopsy needle represents many adipose (fat) and/or muscle tissues people donated to science to help us understand more in relation to why certain dietary elements are either good, or not so good for us.