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Caption: A more dependable scaffold for neural cell culture: Rat central nervous system cells cultured in the apoE4 protein (right) fare better, with more axons and dendrites than cells cultured in laminin (left). Ironically, apoE4 is associated with the neural deficits of Alzheimer's disease in the body.
Credit: Palmore lab/Brown University
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