The Plastic Brain

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I took this photomicrograph a couple of years ago, but haven’t had a proper forum for showing it off until now.

In short, it shows a cluster of fluorescently stained nerve cells, grown in culture.

For the aficionados:

Primary embryonic mouse cortical neurons. Grown six days in culture, fixed and stained by immunocytochemistry. RED: Map2A (cytoskeleton), GREEN: beta-tubulin (cytoskeleton), BLUE: Hoechst DNA dye (nuclei).

Author: Rogan Tinsley

Biology, science and maths teacher with a PhD in Neuroscience and passion for education.

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