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Penn State

A New Pathway for Neuron Repair is Discovered

Caption: This image shows a single neuron in a whole animal 5 hours after dendrites were removed with laser surgery (left). The same cell was imaged at 48 hours and 96 hours after the dendrites were removed. At 48 hours (middle) a new dendrite arbor extends from the cell body, and by 96 hours the new arbor fills the entire space normally occupied by the cell.

Credit: Melissa Rolls lab, Penn State University

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