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Seeing the brain at greater depth

Brain tissue is opaque, so classical microscopy methods require slicing the brain into ultra-thin slivers to allow light to shine through. Techniques have been developed to enhance brain tissue transparency, but the chemicals ...

Aug 09, 2013
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Embryo

An embryo (irregularly from Greek: ἔμβρυον, plural ἔμβρυα, lit. "that which grows," from en- "in" + bryein "to swell, be full"; the proper Latinate form would be embryum) is a multicellular diploid eukaryote in its earliest stage of development, from the time of first cell division until birth, hatching, or germination. In humans, it is called an embryo until about eight weeks after fertilization (i.e. ten weeks LMP), and from then it is instead called a fetus.

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