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Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Axons get a kiss

Axons get a kiss

Wow, just wow.  A quick one today, I wanted to share this photograph of neurones firing into action after treatment with a chemical; this sheds a whole new light on the spectacular action of our nervous system and the firework display that occurs up close,  each and every time one of our nerves fire into action.  This is phenomenal, I think you'll agree!

"Axons get a kiss" Photograph by Dr Christine Jasoni, Department of Anatomy
and Structural Biology, University of Otago.
Basal forebrain axons (red) and GnRH neurons (green) following treatment
with Kisspeptin.


  1. That'd make a great painting, its even got its own title already :)

  2. :) You;re right it would. Birthday pressie?!