3-D Analysis of Intact Mouse Hippocampus (video) NIH/National Institute of Mental Health Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption CLARITY provided this 3-D view showing a thick slice of a mouse brain's memory hub, or hippocampus. It reveals a few different types of cells: Projecting neurons (green), connecting interneurons (red), and layers of support cells, or glia (blue). Conventional 2-D methods require that brain tissue be thinly sliced, sacrificing the ability to analyze such intact components in relation to each other. CLARITY permits such typing of molecular and cellular components to be performed repeatedly in the same brain. Credit Karl Deisseroth, M.D., Ph.D., Stanford University Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.