APR 11, 2013 09:33 AM PDT
See-through brains clarify connections
POSTED BY: Jennifer Ellis
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Scientists have come up with a way to make whole brains transparent, so they can be labelled with molecular markers and imaged using a light microscope. The technique, called CLARITY, enabled its creators to produce the detailed 3D visualisations you see in this video. It works in mouse brains and human brains; here the team use it to look into the brain of a 7-year-old boy who had autism.

(Nature Video)

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