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Close Encounters of Skin and Nerve Cells
Scientists exploring the skin-nerve cell connection have only scratched the surface. New research highlights just how intertwined the two cells are.
Close Encounters of Skin and Nerve Cells
Close Encounters of Skin and Nerve Cells

Scientists exploring the skin-nerve cell connection have only scratched the surface. New research highlights just how intertwined the two cells are.

Scientists exploring the skin-nerve cell connection have only scratched the surface. New research highlights just how intertwined the two cells are.

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A collection of images from prior stories, including illustrations of DNA, chromosomes, and various cells, microscopy images of cancer cells, and a photo of a mouse on a treadmill.
Our Favorite Cancer Stories of 2022
Dan Robitzski | Dec 27, 2022 | 4 min read
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Adipose tissue under the microscope appearing as red blobs on a white background
Mouse Brains Appear to Eavesdrop on Their Fat
Alejandra Manjarrez, PhD | Sep 9, 2022 | 4 min read
For the first time, a team visualizes sensory nerves projecting into adipose tissue in mice and finds these neuronal cells may counteract the local effects of the sympathetic nervous system.
Action at a Distance, Circa Early 1950s
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Neuroscientist Rita Levi-Montalcini began her Nobel Prize–winning work in a makeshift laboratory in Italy during the Second World War.
Image of the Day: Rainbow Matter
The Scientist | Aug 14, 2017 | 1 min read
Using diffusion-weighted tractography, scientists can produce a detailed image of the minute neural fibers within a mouse brain.  
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