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The Art in Science

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Thoughts of Cherry Pie

Tyler Burns (Research Technician, Zhu Lab), Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Michigan Medical School

Neurons are cells found in the nervous system, which transmit information either by electrical or chemical signaling. Information travels out of a neuron down a projection called an axon to the next neuron. If the axon is wrapped in a material called myelin, then information can travel faster. This picture shows the neuronal nuclei (red) within the mouse cerebral cortex, along with a meshwork of axons ensheathed in myelin (green) surrounding the neurons. All cell nuclei, regardless of cell type, are stained blue.