Physicists and neurobiologists from CNRS, University of Bordeaux and Institut d’Optique Graduate School, have developped a new advanced approach based on the imaging of individual carbon nanotubes to reveal the nanostructure of the extracellular space in the brain. These advances could help to gain understanding into certain psychiatric troubles and neurodegenerative diseases.
Antoine G. Godin, Juan A. Varela, Zhenghong Gao, Noémie Danné, Julien P. Dupuis, Brahim Lounis, Laurent Groc & Laurent Cognet, Single-nanotube tracking reveals the nanoscale organization of the extracellular space in the live brain, Nature Nanotechnol. (2016) (link)
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