Cells & Circuits

And other neuroscience news for the week of June 22, 2020.
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The Italian physician and neuroscientist devised a revolutionary technique to stain neurons.
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Sherrington’s research settled a contentious debate about the structure of the nervous system.
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Come join us and #showusyourbraincell! We are “Reconnecting our brains - one cell at a time.”
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Retinal ganglion cells are the conduit between the eyes and the brain.
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A network of supporting cells, called oligodendrocytes, acts as electricians of the brain.
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One tiny region, the fovea, has more cells — and therefore sharper vision — than the rest of the eye.
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The brain may direct movement, but it’s motor neurons that make it happen.
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Whether it’s a rainbow or a rose, these bristle-like cells let you know what colors you’re seeing.
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Deiter’s cells stabilize the inner ear’s hair cells with crossbeam-like support.
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Schwann cells insulate the nerves outside the brain and spinal cord, speeding up neural signaling.
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The Italian-American neurologist discovered a protein neurons need to grow.
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