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Purkinje cells are one of the main cell types in the brain

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This image captures Purkinje cells (red), one of the main types of nerve cell found in the brain. These cells have elaborate branching structures called dendrites that receive signals from other nerve cells. This image is part of the Life: Magnified collection, which was displayed in the Gateway Gallery at Washington Dulles International Airport June 3, 2014, to January 21, 2015. To see all 46 images in this exhibit, go to https://www.nigms.nih.gov/education/life-magnified/Pages/default.aspx.

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Yinghua Ma and Timothy Vartanian, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.

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Yinghua Ma and Timothy Vartanian, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.

 


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