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July 14th, 2005

Synapses May Fire Neurotransmitters Like a Shotgun

Abstract:
Researchers have constructed a new detailed map of the three-dimensional terrain of a synapse — the junction between neurons which are critical for communication in the brain and nervous system. The “nano-map,” which shows the tiny spines and valleys resolved at nanometer scale, has already proven its worth in changing scientists' views of the synaptic landscape.

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Howard Hughes Medical Institute

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