Blowing Up Brain Specimens With Superabsorbent Polymer For Sharper Images

January 19, 2015 3:31 PM

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According to a recent study published in Science journal, researchers have concocted a cheap method for enlarging brain samples and studying them more closely.

Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have created a new technique that enlarges brain tissue so nanoscale structures can be seen with a normal light microscope. This new method utilizes commonly available chemicals to help specialists build the size of tissue samples smoot...

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