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Cerveaux de souris, l'un transparent et l'autre opaque, conservés dans des tubes

Mouse brains preserved in tubes. In the left-hand tube, a brain that has just been collected and is therefore opaque. In the right-hand tube, a brain rendered transparent by means of solvents (Clarity method) to enable imaging. Once transparent, this brain can be affixed to a carrier to then observe it under a selective plane illumination microscope. This technique enables rapid 3D imaging of specimens (here the organisation of the brain and the visual pathways).

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