A team at TU Wien (Vienna), together with the University of Vienna and the Medical University, succeeded in finding a way to make drosophila flies completely transparent without destroying the fluorescent marker molecules. This was achieved with the help of improved chemical mixtures. The new technique should now help to study the connectome -the arrangement of interconnections throughout the nervous system- of drosophila.

Article link: High-resolution Ultramicroscopy of Nervous System in Optically Cleared Drosophila