We use microscopic fluorescence imaging to study the effect of chronic cocaine exposure on the intracellular calcium concentration ([Ca<sup>2+</sup>]<sup>i</sup>) of cortical brain, and to compare with the brain [Ca<sup>2+</sup>]<sup>i</sup>changes induced by ischemic insults.
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(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging
(180.0180) Microscopy : Microscopy
(180.2520) Microscopy : Fluorescence microscopy
R. Pan, Z. Yan, Z. Luo, and C. Du, "Optical Discrimination of Intracellular Ca<sup>2</sup>+ Changes of Brain Induced by Cocaine and Ischemia," in Biomedical Optics and 3-D Imaging, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper BTuD8.