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Title: Brain Waves
Author(s): Guan, Rui
Abstract: Twelve hours after a mouse brain is sliced into mere micrometers and suspended in an oxygen-infused nutrient media, it still retains its electroencephalographic waves. These waves are recorded with glass electrodes with tips so fine that they cannot be seen by the naked eye. The parameters that capture Franken-mouse’s brain waves have been perfected and used daily in the Brodie lab on UIC’s west side. We study the neurophysiology of alcoholism and work towards providing a cure for alcoholism, a disease that affects 17.6 million US adults and 76.3 million people globally (statistics from CDC and WHO). The image was taken with a Sony Cybershot Smart Zoom DSC-P93 viewing through a microscope objective at 1000x.
Issue Date: 2010
Type: Image
Description: Entry in 2010 in The Image of Research, a competition for students in graduate or professional degree programs at UIC, sponsored by UIC's Graduate College and the University Library. Images of award recipients and honorable mention images on exhibition in the Richard J. Daley Library and the Library of the Health Sciences, April 15-May 31, 2010.
Date Available in INDIGO: 2011-04-13

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