A group of scientists have succeeded in a ground-breaking undertaking – creating the world’s very first fully transparent mice. That’s right – they developed see-through rodents in order to contribute to the fight against common fatal diseases.
The amazing, but kind of creepy, mice were created from ordinary ones. After they were put down their bodies were fully loaded with injections of several chemicals that turned their tiny bodies and organs transparent. Through these actions the scientists were able to start conducting studies and experiments on the see-through rodents, which could lead to a number of helpful discoveries that could aid the modern medicine in the battle against fatal and common human diseases such as Parkinson’s and cancer.
The scientists are currently focusing on the rodents’ nervous system as their main subject of study.