Real X-ray vision: See-through brains ready for study

14 septiembre 2015

A new technique for creating transparent tissue has been developed that can be used to illuminate 3-D brain anatomy at very high resolutions. In recent years, generating see-through tissue–a process called optical clearing–has become a goal for many researchers in life sciences because of its potential to reveal complex structural details of our bodies, organs, and cells–both healthy and diseased–when combined with advanced microscopy imaging techniques.