Creating Biomedical Technologies to Improve Health


July 9, 2015

Watching a roundworm develop with a sheet of light

A major goal in developmental neurobiology is to examine how complex neural structures form and to understand the mechanisms that determine how neurons are connected in space and time. Ideally, neurobiologists would like to understand the neurodevelopment of the human brain. That organ, however, is insanely complex. Their dual-view inverted selective-plane illumination microscopy approach has enabled NIBIB researchers to clearly image the development of neurons in C. elegans throughout the entirety of embryogenesis.[Physics Today 68(7), 58 (2015)]

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