Watching a roundworm develop with a sheet of light

NIBIB in the News
July 9, 2015
Raymond A. MacDougall

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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