Seeing is believing
In their guest column, Dr Chandima Bulumulla and Dr Abraham G. Beyene explain how single walled carbon nanotubes can help measure bio-chemical processes happening inside our brain.
“In addition to dopamine release events, we were able to visualise the diffusion of dopamine outside of neurons following their release. With this new technology, we were able to image dopamine release events in axonal terminals, and more importantly, shed light on poorly understood dendritic dopamine release events.”
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