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Art of Science Gallery 05

SR-SIM - Four Laser Structured Illumination System

Jennifer Mitchell
Martha Gillette Laboratory

Funded by the NSF

Two cell types make up most of the brain: neurons, which process information, and glia, which support neurons and their signaling processes. The research shown in this image used dye-coated tungsten bullets to color the entire surface area of a neuron and adjacent glial cell. Using this technique, distinct individual cell structure can be identified and measured in an intact brain.