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Contact: Karin Eskenazi
Columbia University Medical Center


Caption: Astrocytes from ALS patients release a toxin that kills human motor neurons. The left side of the image shows a disintegrating motor neuron on top of human astrocytes (blue). The right side of the image shows a healthy motor neuron on top of astrocytes from people unaffected by ALS.

Credit: Diane Re, Columbia University Medical Center

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