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China aims at detailed 3D map of human brain

IANS  |  Beijing 

Chinese scientists are planning to draw the clearest yet three-dimensional map of the intricate neurons and blood vessels in the human

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Their sophisticated structure and the number of neurons are only estimates, reported.

Our current methods cannot see most of it, said, adding: "This ambitious project is like taking 3D photos of a huge forest of nearly 100 billion trees...

"We aim to develop new methods to obtain a high-resolution map to see clearly how the is connected," the 52-year-old said.

"Different types of neurons are the basis for the analysis of functions and for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases," Luo, of the for Brainsmatics of the and Technology (HUST), said.

He has launched the project with an initial about $30,000 budget in a 25 square metre lab.

"We need biologists and chemists to prepare brain samples, engineers and technicians with optical, to develop the instruments, and computer talents to process data and display the results."

The team in 2010 developed a brain-instrument with independent intellectual property rights that was published in



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First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 09:14 IST