3D-printed transparent skull grants insight into Alzheimer’s disease development

Written by Georgi Makin

3D-printed skull implants allows real-time monitoring of brain activity

Scientists at the University of Minnesota (MN, USA) have 3D printed a transparent skull implant for mice, creating a ‘window’ to the brain for monitoring brain surface activity in real time. The implant could provide unique opportunities for research into concussions as well as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. Research published in Nature Communications describes how a research team from the University of Minnesota (MN, USA) has designed a 3D-printed skull, transparent implant to fit the skull of a mouse, creating a ‘window’ for real-time monitoring of the surface of the brain. The device could allow for unique research opportunities into...

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