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mouse nerve cells

COMING INTO THEIR OWN  Mouse nerve cells (red) grown in a dish each sport a hairlike filament called a primary cilium (green), which may have many roles in the brain. 

mouse brain capillary

NO BARRIER A protein in some cells that form the blood-brain barrier (light blue, as seen in this image of a mouse brain capillary) may have a hand in brain aging, a new study suggests. 

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BRAIN TOUR  An online, interactive 3-D brain offers an introduction to the organ’s structures.

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