A new brain imaging technique called CLARITY has enabled scientists to study intact brain tissue and analyze intact components in relation to each other. This breakthrough could speed up brain research by 10 to 100 times.
This is the type of breakthrough that has instant change potential, transforming the way research is done in an entire field. As a group of researchers wrote in the journal Nature yesterday, "Obtaining high-resolution information from a complex system, while maintaining the global perspective needed to understand system function, represents a key challenge in biology." Challenge solved.