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Vision requires teamwork. Nerve cells in the retina communicate with one another to create optimal messages to send to the brain.
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Animals in research are good for humans and the animals, too. Learn about the many benefits to this approach: kids edition.
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Animals in research are good for humans and the animals, too. Learn about the many benefits to this approach: teens edition.
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Animals in research are good for humans and the animals, too. Learn about the many benefits to this approach: teachers edition.
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It's alive! Learn about living systems and how you can incorporate them into your lessons.
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Why do scientists use animals in research? Use this resource to understand the process and benefits of animal research.
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Human brain cell transplantation makes mice smart. The transplanted cells are not neurons and the cells communicate without using electricity.
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Neurons in the brain and spinal cord cooperate to control complex movements, such as walking or swimming. Studying simple animals helps us understand how motion develops.
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Neurons communicate with muscles in special kinds of connections called neuromuscular junctions. These exchanges help muscles to flex.
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Whiskers give mice a tactile advantage. Scientists study the brains of mutant mice to learn about the development of specific brain regions, such as those involved in touch.
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Dragonflies hover smoothly in part thanks to information collected by their eyes. Knowing these insects' retinal circuitry helps scientists understand how neurons process spatial data.
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The giant sea slug Apylsia has a simple nervous system that makes them a useful model for neuroscience research. They also have rows of tiny sharp teeth, which cover a tongue-like structure.
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