Science Friday on Clearing and Staining Fish

Science Friday on Clearing and Staining Fish 

NPR on Friday, April 04, 2014 

Today I listened to Science Friday on NPR; Ira Flatow, the host, talked about, Inside Insight Clearing and Staining Fish.  The scientist wanted to visualize the connective tissues of specimens.  The best procedure that the scientist found is Clearing and Staining Fish.  This procedure not only produces a good result it also gives rise to beautiful artwork.  

I enjoyed listening and watching science shows from, Nova, National Geographic and other shows on PBS.  I feel good that I can learn more new things.  There is so much to be educated about and discover from the unknown for humanity to advance.  We need people to learn more and understand more about nature and science.  Some of us will spend time to do the experiments and researches on difference subjects and there will be some of us who just gain the knowledge from the others and give mental and physical support.  In doing so all the knowledge will be contributed to society as a whole.  If we think this way then there will be no time to waste on fighting and war.  Hopefully we will not produce more weapons to kill or produce toxic products just for financial gain.  We are all in the same world so if there is trouble somewhere sooner or later it will affect us all. 

I wish there could be at least one hour a day of science shows everyday on NPR or PBS. I am sure NPR or PBS can find some knowledgeable people to produce shows for an audience to be captivated by exciting educational presentations. 

Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts, Friday, April 04, 2014





 Link to Inside-Insight-Clearing & Staining Fish video on YouTube:

Published on Apr 3, 2014

Biomechanists use many high-tech tools such as MRI or CT scanning to visualize the connective tissues of specimens. But for Dr. Adam Summers of the University of Washington’s Friday Harbor Labs – none of these methods provide the inspiration of clearing and staining. Using a cocktail of chemicals, clearing and staining turns soft tissues transparent while tinting bones and cartilage bright red and blue. Preparing gobies, stingrays, and sharks in this manner has revealed to Dr. Adam Summers critical data while allowing him, and us, to appreciate the beauty of each fish’s form.
Produced by Luke Groskin
Filmed by Ryan Hawk
Music by Audio Network
Additional Photos by Adam Summers and Shutterstock

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