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Astrocytes Can Alter Myelin Thickness to Change Neuronal Transmission Speed

News   Oct 30, 2018 | Original Press Release from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

 
Astrocytes Can Alter Myelin Thickness to Change Neuronal Transmission Speed

3D reconstruction of electron microscopy images showing a perinodal astrocyte (blue), node of Ranvier (gray), compact myelin (purple), and layers of myelin detaching from the axon (tan). Credit: Fields Laboratory, NICHD/NIH

 
 
 

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