The shortlisted images in this year’s Wellcome Image Awards - showcasing the best in science (and especially medical) imaging techniques - are products of cutting-edge technology, hard work, and plenty of creativity.

Submitted mostly by research scientists and clinical photographers, the images offer marvellous glimpses into worlds that would normally be invisible to the human eye, and transform abstract notions about the world around us into dramatic, enlightening, visually-captivating works of art.

Definitely worth a look - these and other such images could inspire an interest in medical science in even the hardest of hearts!