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BRAIN Initiative: The National Institutes of Health Awards $ 7,5 million to Advance Brain Initiative
Oct. 09, 2014

BRAIN Initiative: The National Institutes of Health Awards $ 7,5 million to Advance Brain Initiative

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced the recipients of its first round of research grants through President Barack Obama's nationwide BRAIN Initiative, including three awards to the University of California, Berkeley, totaling nearly US-$ 7.5 million over three years.
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Neurobiology: Molecular Learning Machines Under the Microscope
Aug. 27, 2014

Neurobiology: Molecular Learning Machines Under the Microscope

Neurotransmitters play an important role in the communication of nerve cells. Major details of the processes involved have been unclear until recently. Scientists of the University of Würzburg have now shed light on these processes by using a new technique. more
COIN: The Combined Nanoscopy Technique
Aug. 20, 2014

COIN: The Combined Nanoscopy Technique

COIN: Göttingen Scientists develop a combined technique for studying cellular structures via high-resolution imaging. more
Jun. 26, 2014

CLARITY: Seeing the Inner Workings of the Brain

Bio-X scientists have improved on their original technique for peering into the intact brain, making it more reliable and safer. The results could help scientists unravel the inner connections of how thoughts, memories or diseases arise. more
Neuroscience: First 3D Model of a Synapse
Jun. 02, 2014

Neuroscience: First 3D Model of a Synapse

Synapses are the contacts between nerve cells that allow the flow of information that makes our brains work. However, the molecular architecture of these highly complex structures has been unknown until now. A research team from Göttingen, led by Prof. Silvio O. Rizzoli from the DFG Research Center and Cluster of Excel-lence Nanoscale Microscopy and Molecular Physiology of the Brain (CNMPB) of the University Medical Center Göttingen, managed to determine the copy numbers and positions of all important building blocks of a synapse for the first time.
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3D Imaging of the Brain: Overcoming Some Limitations of Light Microscopy
Sep. 10, 2013

3D Imaging of the Brain: Overcoming Some Limitations of Light Microscopy

Scientists at the Campus Vienna Biocenter (Austria) have found a way to overcome some of the limitations of light microscopy. Applying the new technique, they can record the activity of a worm's brain with high temporal and spatial resolution, ultimately linking brain anatomy to brain function. The journal Nature Methods publishes the details in its current issue.
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New Microscopy Lab for Light and Electron Microscopy at the Nencki Institute in Warsaw
Aug. 22, 2013

New Microscopy Lab for Light and Electron Microscopy at the Nencki Institute in Warsaw

A combination of devices for light and electron microscopy has been installed in the Neurobiology Centre of the Nencki Institute, Warsaw, Poland. This equipment will soon be applied by researchers to better understand the structure, function and capabilities of the human brain.
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BigBrain: A New 3D Virtual Model of the Brain
Jun. 27, 2013

BigBrain: A New 3D Virtual Model of the Brain

BigBrain: A new three-dimensional model of the brain now provides in-depth insights into the human control centre. It allows us to see and understand the complicated structure of the brain on a microscopic level in all three spatial dimensions for the first time. This is made possible using images with a resolution of 20 micrometres - the size of a neuron, or less than half the diameter of a human hair. Jülich researchers headed by neuroscientist Prof. Dr. Katrin Amunts and their colleagues from Montreal (Canada) have worked on the freely accessible model for five years. Their findings were published in the journal Science.
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Confocal Light-sheet Microscopy: Sharper View of Brain's Neural Network
Aug. 28, 2012

Confocal Light-sheet Microscopy: Sharper View of Brain's Neural Network

A team of Italian researchers has performed a sight-correcting feat for a microscope imaging technique designed to explore the neural pathways of the brain. The researchers combined the advantages of light sheet illumination with confocal microscopy and called their new technique confocal light sheet microscopy (CLSM). The images obtained with CLSM, Francesco Pavone says, are 100 percent sharper than those acquired with conventional light-sheet based microscopy.
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Live Cell High Speed Imaging
Jun. 15, 2012

Live Cell High Speed Imaging

Andor Technology has launched the Revolution XD spinning disk confocal family, a flexible system solutions focused on live cell high speed imaging. more
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