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With a new technique called expansion microscopy, scientists have been taking extremely close looks at fly brains by labeling neurons of interest and tracing their thinnest tendrils to chart connections.

Learn more about this technique at https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/01/microscope-captures-intricate-images-glowing-brains-record-speed

Read the paper: http://science.sciencemag.org/content/363/6424/eaau8302

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producer
Chris Burns

story by
Kelly Servick

citation
R. Gao et al., Science 2019
DOI: 10.1126/science.aau8302

research footage
Betzig Lab, Janelia Research Campus
HHMI; Boyden Lab, MIT Media Lab

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"Box Social"
Chris Burns

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