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Inside every neuron, the Golgi apparatus sorts, modifies, and “mails” proteins.
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Scientists have used Camillo Golgi’s groundbreaking stain for over 170 years.
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Opiate drugs derived from poppy seeds hijack the brain’s natural opioid system.
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Studying honeybees could unlock the mysteries of brain waves.
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These shortsighted insects see an unimaginably vibrant world.
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Specialized janitors clean up the zone between two neurons after one sends a chemical signal to the other.
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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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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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Optic vesicles grow into an empty pathway where the brain lays wiring that becomes the optic nerve.
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From cell metabolism to electrical signaling, the multitasking mineral does it all.
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