Friday, 11 January 2013

Accepted model for brain signaling flawed

A new study out January 10 in the journal Science turns two decades of understanding about how brain cells communicate on its head. The study demonstrates that the tripartite synapse -- a model long accepted by the scientific community and one in which multiple cells collaborate to move signals in the central nervous system -- does not exist in the adult brain.
(Credit: Image courtesy of University of Rochester Medical Center)

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