The Brain’s Insulation
A healthy nervous system requires a huge number of different cells, each fulfilling a specialized role in the brain. Oligodendrocytes (pictured here in red and yellow) offer support to neurons (in blue) by insulating their long projections, allowing messages to move quickly between cells. While the oligodendrocyte in red is healthy, the cell in yellow is missing a single gene that inhibits its ability to provide support to surrounding neurons. By studying this gene, researchers hope to enhance knowledge of brain diseases that are characterized by changes in oligodendrocytes, such as multiple sclerosis.
O’Meara, et al. Journal of Neuroscience, 2013.

The Brain’s Insulation

A healthy nervous system requires a huge number of different cells, each fulfilling a specialized role in the brain. Oligodendrocytes (pictured here in red and yellow) offer support to neurons (in blue) by insulating their long projections, allowing messages to move quickly between cells. While the oligodendrocyte in red is healthy, the cell in yellow is missing a single gene that inhibits its ability to provide support to surrounding neurons. By studying this gene, researchers hope to enhance knowledge of brain diseases that are characterized by changes in oligodendrocytes, such as multiple sclerosis.
O’Meara, et al. Journal of Neuroscience, 2013.
  1. lucifers-cuvette reblogged this from neuromorphogenesis
  2. afteryourdeathormine reblogged this from neuromorphogenesis
  3. squirrelonsquirrel reblogged this from neuromorphogenesis
  4. chubbiaznkid reblogged this from walkforever
  5. satans-gay-son reblogged this from thenewenlightenmentage
  6. dante515 reblogged this from thenewenlightenmentage
  7. yeeeooo00 reblogged this from thenewenlightenmentage
  8. yukithemeddler reblogged this from thenewenlightenmentage
  9. diredaibhidh reblogged this from thenewenlightenmentage
  10. walkforever reblogged this from thenewenlightenmentage
  11. humanities-downfall reblogged this from thenewenlightenmentage
  12. buttswana reblogged this from mano-festo
  13. ndrz reblogged this from thenewenlightenmentage
  14. mano-festo reblogged this from thenewenlightenmentage
  15. thenewenlightenmentage reblogged this from neuromorphogenesis
  16. definitionofheaven reblogged this from neuromorphogenesis
  17. californiagirl111 reblogged this from neuromorphogenesis