Elsevier's BrainNavigator: 3D Sagittal and Coronal Brain Diagrams with Detailed Nissl and AChE Stains
Leonardo da Vinci said "the noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding." His fascination with the human brain and its structure has inspired many inroads in the neurosciences. Nissl's historic brain staining technique and other advancements in the use of rat and mouse brains in modern research can all be attributed to Da Vinci's early contributions.
Elsevier hopes to add to that history with BrainNavigator, an invaluable 3D brain research tool that pushes the envelope with detailed diagrams and cross-sections of rat and mouse brains that further advance human brain research. With BrainNavigator's advanced 3D imaging capabilities, based on technologies from the Allen Institute for Brain Science, sagittal, coronal sections and other brain diagrams come to life. Neuroscientists and educators will instantly go from two-dimensional brain atlases allowing direct viewing in comparison of stereotaxic maps together with microscopic sections stained with Nissl and for AChE (acetylcholinesterase) to high resolution and high quality 3D reconstructions of the brain.
Providing neuroscientists with new tools to advance their research, Brainnavigator's 3D viewer allows manipulation and slicing of the virtual brain to create sections showing identified brain regions at angles oblique to the standard coronal, sagittal, and horizontal planes. BrainNavigator allows users to add notes to the drawings and images for personal use and to share with colleagues.
With BrainNavigator's advanced capabilities, neuroscientists and educators will enhance their workflow, improve their grant proposals and facilitate additional collaboration on human brain research. In addition, users will see a reduction in:
- Time spent on research
- Costs associated with research
- Laboratory errors
- The amount of specimens needed (rat and mouse brains)
Register for a free trial of BrainNavigator today, and see how you can take your brain research and education to the next level.