Image of the Day: New Neurons

Scientists discover a molecular factor that allows them to follow neurons from birth to maturity.

By The Scientist Staff | March 28, 2018

Confocal microscopy image showing the embryonic preoptic region of a mouse ALEXANDRE DAYER

Researchers reported last week (March 20) in eLife that they found a unique “genetic fingerprint” that they used to track a kind of neuron, called a neurogliaform cell, during development in mice.

M. Niquille et al., “Neurogliaform cortical interneurons derive from cells in the preoptic area,” eLife, doi:10.7554/eLife.32017, 2018.

 

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