Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Mouse Innards in 3D : Discovery News

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Mouse Innards in 3D : Discovery News: "A scientific first can be claimed by Yale University engineers, who have for the first time created 3D models of whole intact mouse organs, according to a report in the latest Journal of Biomedical Optics. You can now feast your eyes on three dimensional images and videos of the brain, small intestine, large intestine, kidney, lung and testicles of a mouse.

The models were made possible by techniques known as fluorescence and multiphoton microscopy, which allow the natural fluorescence emitted by tissues to show up on camera."