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Neuron | Cajal Blue Brain Project via Sam Pryor so cool!!! You can see the action potential building

An illustration of a synapse, which won first prize in the illustration category in the 2005 Science Magazine and NSF Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge.

The Role of Neuromuscular Junction in Muscle Contraction (the communication between the brain and the muscles in movement)

The Role of Neuromuscular Junction in Muscle Contraction (the communication between the brain and the muscles in movement)

Brain cells.

The real work of your brain goes on in individual cells. An adult brain contains about 100 billion nerve cells, or neurons, with branches that connect at more than 100 trillion points. Scientists call this dense, branching network a "neuron forest.

✯ Nerve cells and glial cells, coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM). The nerve cells have small cell bodies (orange) and fine extensions called axons and dendrites (brown). The glial cells have large cell bodies (blue) with thicker extensions (pale green). Neurons are responsible for passing information around the central nervous system (CNS) and from the CNS to the rest of the body. Glial cells are nervous system cells that provide the neurons with structural support and…

Neurons and glial cells, colored SEM. The nerve cells have small cell bodies (orange) and fine extensions called axons and dendrites (brown). The glial cells have large cell bodies (blue) with thicker extensions (pale green).

Brain Synapse.

A clinical trial of an Alzheimer’s disease treatment developed at MIT has found that the nutrient cocktail can improve memory in patients with early Alzheimer’s.