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Art that's a bit TOO cerebral? Student creates gorgeous Japanese-style paintings - from pictures of human brain cells

Dendrite- the bushy, branching extensions of a neuron that receive messages and conduct impulses toward the cell body/ Axon- the extension of a neuron, ending in branching terminal fibers, through which messages pass to other neurons of to muscles or glands

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Nerve cells. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of nerve cells, known as neurones.

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Cambridge, MA (Scicasts) – Neuroscientists at MIT have found that an enzyme overproduced in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients creates a blockade that shuts off genes necessary to form new memories. Furthermore, by inhibiting that enzyme in mice, the researchers were able to reverse Alzheimer’s symptoms.

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