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Calli McMurray

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Calli McMurray is the Media and Communications Assistant at SfN. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience.

Articles by Calli McMurray

Microglia patrol the brain, searching for signs of injury or infection and clearing away dead or damaged tissue.
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The gut’s pacemaker cells keep food moving along.
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Cajal-Retzius cells act as project managers, guiding the organization of the developing brain
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Research in non-human primates can answer questions that can’t be addressed using other animal models.
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Neurons talk to each other at junctions called synapses.
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Specialized cells in the nose convert chemicals in the air into the experience of smell.
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Granule cells are the smallest and most numerous type of neurons in the brain.
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A highway of bundled nerve fibers, the spinal cord relays information between the brain and the rest of the body.
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Your sixth sense lets you perceive your body’s position and movement.
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Boasting the largest neurons in the animal kingdom, sea slugs reveal important clues about the neural basis of learning and memory.
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The common fruit fly helps scientists unravel the genes behind development, behavior, and disease.
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Inside every neuron, the Golgi apparatus sorts, modifies, and “mails” proteins.
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