Hippocampal Astrocytes, UC San Diego, NCMIR (image) University of California - San Diego Share Print E-Mail Caption In the conventional electron micrograph at left, it is difficult to distinguish form and function of two hippocampal astrocytes in a mouse brain. The multicolor micrograph at right marks the two astrocytes using different color lanthanides and more clearly shows where they contact and nurture the same synapse (dark railroad lines). Credit Image courtesy of Stephen Adams, NCMIR, UC San Diego. Usage Restrictions Use photo credit Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.