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Gut-brain Connections
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This image shows rabies-virus-labeled neurons (green) in the insula that send projections down to the stomach.

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The Central Amygdala's Pain Center
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Here can be seen neurons in the central amygdala of a mouse brain. Red, magenta and yellow cells (but not green or blue) are parts of a collection of neurons called the CeAga that has potent pain-suppression abilities.

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Retinal Texture: An Alzheimer’s Biomarker?
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This is a fluorescence image of retinal layers taken with a confocal microscope from wild, healthy mice (right) and mice genetically bred to show symptoms of Alzheimer's disease (left).

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HIV-infected T Cell
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This is a scanning electron microscopic image of a HIV (yellow) infected T cell (red).

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Neuronal Diversity in the Striatum
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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.

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The “Consciousness Conductor”
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Observations in mice support the role of an area known as the claustrum as the “control room” for coordinating activity across the brain.

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Cerebral Organoid
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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).

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A Link Between Alzheimer’s and Herpes Virus?
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Research using brain-like tissue models suggests a possible causal relationship between sporadic Alzheimer’s disease and herpes simplex virus I infection.

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Cyanobacteria
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Seen here is an array of cyanobacterial cells showing carboxysomes labeled with green fluorescent protein (GFP) and the photosynthetic membranes outlining each cell (magenta).

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Neural Net
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Using microscopically fine 3D printing technologies and sound waves used as tweezers, scientists have directed the growth of tiny networks of neurons.

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