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Contact: Lee J. Siegel
University of Utah

Erik Jorgensen and Shigeki Watanabe, University of Utah

Caption: University of Utah biologists Erik Jorgensen and Shigeki Watanabe have discovered a new, ultrafast way in which brain cells take only one-tenth of a second to recycle tiny bubbles known as vesicles that transmit chemical nerve signals from one nerve cell to the next.

Credit: Lee J. Siegel, University of Utah.

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