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Super-resolved dendrites in visual cortical circuits

3D super-resolution image of immunofluorescence-labeled ChR2–EYFP on dendrites in 50-μm-thick brain section of visual cortical circuits.

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Model of mouse V1 with a Neuropixels probe

This rendering of a model of mouse primary visual cortex with a Neuropixels probe was created using a new tool, VND (Visual Neuronal Dynamics).

Full name Barry Isralewitz, John Stone, Mariano Spivak, Kael Dai, Josh Siegle, Emad Tajkhorshid, and Anton Arkhipov

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Institution or organization University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Allen Institute

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Microvessels Fairylights

Isolated cerebral microvessels from transgenic sickle mouse. Immunofluorescence staining with red (CD31, endothelial cell marker) and green (Aquaporin-4, astrocyte marker), counterstained with sparkling blue (DAPI, nuclei detector).

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Axonal processes in the larval zebrafish brain

3D reconstruction acquired using confocal microscopy. Dorsal habenular neurons express mCherry (magenta). Neurons producing Relaxin-3 neuropeptide express GFP (green).

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Ajrak Print on the Corticospinal Tract (CST) Left

This is Sindhi Ajrak print digitally painted on the Corticospinal Tract (CST) Left. Ajrak print is 3000 years old unique form of block-printing found in Sindh, Pakistan. Ajrak print is mostly hand-painted on shawls made using block printing by stamps. Ajrak has become a symbol of the Sindhi culture and traditions. Using my programming skills, I painted Ajrak on my favorite white matter tract, CST.

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Neuron on Fire

Hippocampal CA1 pyramidal neuron in the mouse, recorded from the distal dendrite using patch clamp electrophysiology. The recorded location is visible as the gap in the dendrite. The neuron was filled with biocytin during recording and immunostained with streptavidin-647 post hoc. Confocal image was filtered using ImageJ.

Full name Olesia Bilash

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Institution or organization New York University

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Evaluating Meninges during Migraine Attack: Biobot Live Feed

This image was created with confocal microscopy, FIJI processing, Blender rendering, and Photoshop (to produce Biobot nanoship). Rat meningeal tissue was labeled with antibodies against proteins involved in chronic migraine headaches. Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP, red), and CGRP receptor proteins, receptor activity modifying protein 1 (RAMP1, blue) and calcitonin-like receptor (CLR, green). Geometry of meningeal... more »

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Thinking about a Greener Future

Mouse brain showing green AAV-transduced cells in the cortex and hippocampus. Neurons are labeled red and nuclei are blue.

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Discover the missing link in the connectome

When we say we don't understand how the brain works, what we mean is that we don't understand how the brain generates its most important and unique function - first-person inner sensations of different higher brain functions (such as memory and perception) within it (that we call "mind"). Now the question is, "How to understand the connectome that provides this function?" At this point, we can proceed in two ways. First... more »

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Intact, ultrastructure-quality human brain bank

The ultimate goal of neuroscience is to understand precisely how the dynamics of the brain's neuronal networks gives rise to intelligence and mind. Every neuroscientist knows how difficult it has been to make significant progress toward that goal. But why has it been so difficult? A century of dedicated neuroscience research has already identified most of the key structures and molecules which determine brain function... more »

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