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Novel 3D-printed skull provides a peek into brain

Researchers have developed a new 3D-printed transparent skull implant for mice that provides an opportunity to watch the activity of the entire brain surface in real time.  The apparatus called See Shell allows basic brain research that might provide penetration for human brain conditions like concussions, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, said researchers at the University of Minnesota in the US. What we’re attempting to do is to see whether we may visualize and interact with big portions of the mouse brain surface, called the cortex, over long periods of time. This can give us details about how a brain functions, said Suhasa Kodandaramaiah, an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota.

This technology allows us to see the majority of the cortex in activity with unprecedented control and precision while stimulating some portions of the mind, Kodandaramaiah said in a statement. At the past scientists have looked at areas of the mind and tried to understand it in detail. Nevertheless, researchers are now discovering which what happens in one part of the brain probably impacts other portions of the brain in the exact same time. One of their first studies employing the See Shell device examines how concussion in one part of the brain affect others portions of the mind because it reorganizes structurally and functionally.