Researchers succeed in restoring the ability of adult mice to form new connections in the brain. Researchers in Stanford’s Bio-X program are investigating growth in the neurons involved in a mouse’s visual system.
"Brains are gorgeous at the right magnification", says Mark Miller. His images are quite impressive, particularly since the neurons connecting in the brain resemble the large-scale structure of the universe.
It's pretty awesome to see an actual neuron and be able to identify it's components A neuron from the hippocampus at magnification. There are approximately 100 billion neurons in the human brain. Image by Dr. Carlo Sala, CNR Institute of Neuroscience