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Neuronal Diversity in the Striatum
A coronal view of a mouse striatum where different neuronal types are stained and a high magnification image showing the high diversity of neuronal populations within the striatum.
The “Consciousness Conductor”
Observations in mice support the role of an area known as the claustrum as the “control room” for coordinating activity across the brain.
The cerebral organoid in this image was produced by using human embryonic stem cells. The organ-like cell cultures consist of neural stem cells (green), progenitor cells (red) and nerve cells (white).
A Link Between Alzheimer’s and Herpes Virus?
Research using brain-like tissue models suggests a possible causal relationship between sporadic Alzheimer’s disease and herpes simplex virus I infection.
Seen here is an array of cyanobacterial cells showing carboxysomes labeled with green fluorescent protein (GFP) and the photosynthetic membranes outlining each cell (magenta).
Using microscopically fine 3D printing technologies and sound waves used as tweezers, scientists have directed the growth of tiny networks of neurons.
Investigating Craniofacial Development in Zebrafish
Using CRISPR genome editing in zebrafish, scientists linked an undiagnosed human disease with a rare genetic mutation that causes craniofacial abnormalities.
A microscopic image of mouse neurons to which patient-derived α-synuclein protein was administered.
Mammary Gland Involution
Once lactation stops, milk-producing "factories" in mammary glands are eliminated as part of a process called involution.
Striatal Cholinergic Interneurons
The picture shows striatal cholinergic interneurons (cell body in yellow) whose neurites (in red) make multiple connections to surrounding neurons.