Making A Better Brain: Scientists Just Discovered a New Kind of Brain Cell

This research will allow scientists to get a complete “parts list” of each neuron and its function. According to Chonguan Luo, a Salk research associate, and co-first author of the research paper, such mapping will open a host of new doors: “There are hundreds, if not thousands, of types of brain cells that have different functions and behaviors and it’s important to know what all these types are to understand how the brain works.”


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