Brain Butterflies, Joey Salvo

This image shows three slices of a stained mouse brain. Each slice is about the size of your pinky fingernail. Colored stains help scientists pinpoint the location of particular brain cell types.

In this image, only the cells that carry the protein RBP4 show red (all other cells in this sample are blue). Scientists study how these RBP4 cells create new connections to other brain cells. This could lead to new treatments that help neurons repair damaged networks. 

Joey Salvo

Department of Neurobiology

Tools & Techniques: Epifluorescent Microscope (Olympus VS120)

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