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The world’s first High-Resolution Atlas of Brain obtained in WNLO


On Nov.7th, 2013 Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics (WNLO) proclaimed that they obtained the world’s first 3D structural dataset of a Golgi-stained whole mouse brain at the neurite level by Micro-Optical Sectioning Tomography (MOST) system.

The research result was published in the well-known international journals—Science in 2010 and brought to market launches recently.

As Professor LUO QINGMING, the vice president of HUST and the executive deputy director of WNLO introduced, while existing imaging tools have limitations for brainwide mapping of neural circuits at a mesoscale level, the MOST system can provide micron tomography of a centimeter-sized whole mouse brain.

It took 8 years to research and develop the MOST system, which, after its birth, caused a sensation. As the research can certainly promote the further knowledge of melancholia, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease, the Nobel winner Thomas C. Südhof made a decision to cooperate with WNLO.

Now the  patent has been transferred at the price of 10,000,000.

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