The Patch-Clamp Technique: Leica Science Lab Fig. 2: A phase contrast image of a patch pipette attached to the membrane of a cultured murine hippocampal neuron. Courtesy of Dr. Ainhara Aguado, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
Automated Patch Clamping Records Activity of Neurons
Eavesdropping on Neurons A new automated version of one of neuroscience’s most important techniques, patch clamping, makes it much easier and faster for scientists to tap into the inner workings of brain cells.