3D-Printed

A newly developed 3D-printed transparent skull implant for mice is now allowing researchers to watch the activity of the entire brain surface in real time. The innovation, called the See-Shell, could provide new insight for human brain conditions such as concussions, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. 
“What we are trying to do is to see if we can visualize and interact with large parts of the mouse brain surface, called the cortex, over long periods of time. This will give us new information about how the human brain works,” said Suhasa Kodandaramaiah, Ph.D., a co-author of the study and University of Minnesota Benjamin Mayhugh Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the College of Science and Engineering.

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