Visualization offers view of a nerve cell’s dispatch center

By Laura Sanders, 12:20 PM June 10, 2014

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Brains run on constant streams of chatter. The roughly 85 billion nerve cells in the human brain converse by sending messages via molecules called neurotransmitters. These chemical conversations allow the brain to think, remember and feel, but the details of how those messages move remain mysterious.

To get a closer look, researchers led by Silvio Rizzoli of the University of Göttingen Medical Center in Germany created a 3-D visualization of the cellular m...

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