Image of the Day
The images that appear in the "Image of the Day" are selected for the freshness of their views on Brain Mapping, their esthetic appeal, their quirkiness, or someimes just to prod you into thinking about the field and its context. Their appearance here is not an endorsement of their subject matter.
Sculpting the brainscapes
An ink drawing form \"Glia and Muscle Sculpt Neuromuscular Arbors by Engulfing Destabilized Synaptic Boutons and Shed Presynaptic Debris\", which appeared in PLoS Biology (see Fuentes-Medel et al., e1000184) showing that synaptic growth at the neuromuscular junction entails substantial shedding of membranes, which are removed through a collaboration between muscles and glial cells.
Image Credit: Vivian Budnik, University of Massachusetts Medical School
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