Image of the Day: New Neurons

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

The Scientist Staff and The Scientist Staff
Mar 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.