viernes, 28 de septiembre de 2007

Scientists produce see-through frog

Japanese researchers have produced see-through frog for research purposes.

The photo of the frog in the left was released from Hiroshima University professor Masayuki Sumida showing a see-through frog with visible organs, blood vessels and eggs under the skin. Sumida's team has created the first transparent four-legged creature, although some small fish are also see-through.(AFP/HO/File)

These frogs can be used to observe organs, blood vessels and eggs under the skin without performing dissections. The lead researcher Masayuki Sumida, professor at the Institute for Amphibian Biology of state-run Hiroshima University told: "You can watch organs of the same frog over its entire life as you don't have to dissect it. The researcher can also observe how toxins affect bones, livers and other organs at lower costs." (Yahoo news)

1 comentario:

  1. well, i guess that is more humane than dissection.