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See Inside Scientific American Mind Volume 23, Issue 5

Brain Cells Can Look Ghostly




COURTESY OF MARTINA MOETON Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience

Swathed in green threads, this glial cell may hold clues for brain repair. The emerald fibers are chains of a protein called GFAP delta, which researchers suspect might be essential to the birth of new neurons.

This article was originally published with the title "Ghostly Glia."

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