Animated Neuro-Microscopy thru transparent Brains

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Whoa! Wissenschaftler in Stanfort haben ein Gel entwickelt, das Gehirne transparent macht, dabei aber Zellstrukturen und sogar die Biochemie soweit erhält, dass die Gehirn-Aktivitäten sichtbar gemacht werden können. Das Ergebnis ist knallbunte Hirn-Mikroskopie auf Zellebene, die tatsächliche Strukturen des Neuronennetzes zeigt. Fantastisch!

Scientists at Stanford University reported on Wednesday that they have made a whole mouse brain, and part of a human brain, transparent so that networks of neurons that receive and send information can be highlighted in stunning color and viewed in all their three-dimensional complexity without slicing up the organ.

Even more important, experts say, is that unlike earlier methods for making the tissue of brains and other organs transparent, the new process, called Clarity by its inventors, preserves the biochemistry of the brain so well that researchers can test it over and over again with chemicals that highlight specific structures and provide clues to past activity. The researchers say this process may help uncover the physical underpinnings of devastating mental disorders like schizophrenia, autism, post-traumatic stress disorder and others.

New York Times: Brains as Clear as Jell-O for Scientists to Explore
Stanfort: Getting CLARITY: Hydrogel process developed at Stanford creates transparent brain
Wired: Scientists Make Brains Transparent to Get a Better Look Inside