Transparent Nearly Invisible Mice Created By Japanese Scientists

November 11, 2014 10:07 AM

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Transparent Nearly Invisible Mice Created By Japanese Scientists

Scientists are getting a look at the inner workings of mice like never before thanks to a new technique that renders the rodents so transparent they're nearly invisible.

Researchers from the RIKEN Quantitative Biology Center at Osaka University say the biggest challenge was the light-blocking "heme" in hemoglobin, which puts the red into red blood cells and is found in most tissue in the body. As it turns out, a substance used to make brains transparent for imaging ...

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