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Art of Science Gallery 06

A Clear Mind
Multiphoton Confocal Microscope Zeiss 710 with Mai Tai eHP Ti:sapphire laser
Christopher Seward
Lisa Stubbs Laboratory
Funded by the Simons Foundation

New techniques for preparing brain tissue make the membranes of cells transparent while leaving the tissue structure intact. This allows researchers to image complete brain structures at incredibly high resolution, and explore molecular signaling and neural connections in a way never possible before. This image shows a view of the inside of a mouse brain, colored with dyes to detect the presence of neural proteins.