New bioimaging technique offers clear view of nervous system

Scientists at Ludwig-Maximilians University have developed a technique for turning the body of a deceased rodent entirely transparent, revealing the central nervous system in unprecedented clarity. Researchers are hopeful the new and improved view will help scientists understand how traumatic brain injuries, strokes and aging yield chronic disorders like dementia and epilepsy.

Scientists at Ludwig-Maximilians University have developed a technique for turning the body of a deceased rodent entirely transparent, revealing the central nervous system in unprecedented clarity. Researchers are hopeful the new and improved view will help scientists understand how traumatic brain injuries, strokes and aging yield chronic disorders like dementia and epilepsy (Read More at UPI.com).
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A new tissue-clearing method developed by Ludwig-Maximilians University researchers could show details of the central nervous system, allowing researchers to better highlight a specific structure for study with fluorescent markers or antibodies. Demonstrated in a diseased rodent, the work shows promise for new insights into traumatic brain injury, stroke, dementia, and epilepsy.

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