Expansion Microscopy

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Neurons in the hippocampus expressing Yellow Fluorescent Protein, spanning a large volume relevant to neural circuitry and imaged with sub-diffraction limited resolution to reveal synaptic structure. Blue and red stains represent pre- and post-synaptic scaffolding proteins. Image: Ed Boyden, Paul Tillberg, Fei ChenNeurons in the hippocampus expressing Yellow Fluorescent Protein, spanning a large volume relevant to neural circuitry and imaged with sub-diffraction limited resolution to reveal synaptic structure. Blue and red stains represent pre- and post-synaptic scaffolding proteins. Image: Ed Boyden, Paul Tillberg, Fei ChenShare This Print This