Cells & Circuits

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The Italian-American neurologist discovered a protein neurons need to grow.
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From cell metabolism to electrical signaling, the multitasking mineral does it all.
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It takes two photoreceptors in the eye, differing in size and function but working together, to let us see the world.
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Many of the retina’s cells act as supporting characters to the neuron chains responsible for handling visual information.
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The sense of touch conveys important social information and tells you when something is dangerous by letting you feel pain.
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This protein helps fortify cellular might.
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This imaging technique leads neuroscientists to new insights.
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Why pain from stubbing your toe comes in waves from sharp to dull.
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A battle for the prize of the last connection standing.
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These dorsal root ganglion cells respond to temperature to help us quickly calculate our next move.
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The nerve fibers sensing touch, pain, and heat bundle together before entering the spinal cord.
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Take a look inside the anatomy of a spiral ganglion neuron.
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