A New Way to See the Brain

Scientists at MIT have embedded slices of brain in the absorbent material found in diapers, which swells 4-5 times its normal size. And when they look at the expanded result using an ordinary light microscope, they see an unprecedented view of nerve fibers, cells, and proteins. It’s the deepest look into the brain we’ve ever had.

Check out my latest video for NOVA.

~ by Ari Daniel on October 2, 2015.

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