Newly Developed Sugar Solution Turns Tissues Transparent in 3 Days

June 24, 2013 8:45 AM

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A team of Japanese researchers has found a new technique to make tissues transparent. The team has developed a new sugar and water based solution that makes tissues see-through in just three days. What is strikingly interesting about this sugar solution is that it does not disrupt the shape and chemical nature of the tissue samples.

The sugar solution developed by a team from the RIKEN Center for Developmental biology enables the researchers to gain detailed images of the biological structures such as the brain at an unprecedented resolution.

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