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What the GIF!
This image from HHMI shows active neurons in a zebra fish brain. Researchers used light sheet microscopy to image through a live brain about once every second. They were able to see single cell resolution. Why does this matter? According to Nature News,
“The resolution offered by the zebrafish study will enable researchers to understand how different regions of the brain work together, says Ahrens. With conventional techniques, imaging even 2,000 neurons at once is difficult, so researchers must pick and choose which to look at, and extrapolate. Now, he says, “you don’t need to guess what is happening — you can see it” (1)
Check out the full story in Nature Publishing Group at http://www.nature.com/nmeth/journal/v10/n5/full/nmeth.2434.html or read a layman friendly synopsis from io9 at http://io9.com/this-image-could-be-the-first-step-toward-mapping-human-456366486
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