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Best Microscope Photos of the Year Bring Tiny, Amazing Worlds to Light

Pyramidal neurons and their dendrites visualized in the visual cortex of a mouse brain Best Microscope Photos of the Year Bring Tiny, Amazing Worlds to Light | WIRED

Synaptic connections between pyramidal neurons and GABAergic interneurons. The neurons were labeled with bicytin during patch clamp recording and reconstructed with Neurolucida system.

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From Galvani to patch clamp: the development of electrophysiology

The Patch-Clamp Technique: Leica Science Lab Fig. 2: A phase contrast image of a patch pipette attached to the membrane of a cultured murine hippocampal neuron. Courtesy of Dr. Ainhara Aguado, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany

litquake: The red thread of fate is an East Asian belief originating from Chinese legend and is also used in Japanese legend. According to this myth, the gods tie an invisible red string around the ankles of those that are destined to meet each other in a certain situation or help each other in a certain way. Often, in Japanese culture, it is thought to be tied around the little finger. The two people connected by the red thread are destined lovers, regardless of time, place, or…

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