Contact: Barbara McMakin
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Caption: This image is an artist's representation of an astrocyte. The light flashes represent changing calcium levels.
Credit: Image courtesy of Baljit S. Khakh, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.
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