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The head of an axolotl—a type of salamander—that has been genetically modified so that its developing nervous system glows purple and its Schwann cell nuclei appear light blue. Schwann cells insulate and provide nutrients to peripheral nerve cells. Researchers often study axolotls for their extensive regenerative abilities. They can regrow tails, limbs, spinal cords, brains, and more. The researcher who took this image focuses on the role of the peripheral nervous system during limb regeneration.
This image was captured using a light sheet microscope.
Related to images 6928 and 6932.
Prayag Murawala, MDI Biological Laboratory and Hannover Medical School.
Marko Pende, MDI Biological Laboratory; MDI Biological Laboratory Light Microscopy Facility; and the Murawala Lab, MDI Biological Laboratory and Hannover Medical School.
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