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Neuronal circuits in the mouse retina

Neuronal circuits in the mouse retina
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Neuronal circuits in the mouse retina. Cone photoreceptors (red) enable color vision; bipolar neurons (magenta) relay information further along the circuit; and a subtype of bipolar neuron (green) helps process signals sensed by other photoreceptors in dim light.

Melanie Samuel, a researcher at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, and who received a 2016 NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, wants to learn to reprogram the connections, or synapses, of brain circuits that function less well in aging and disease and limit our memory and ability to learn.

More information: directorsblog.nih.gov/2017/07/13/creative-minds-reprogram…

Credit: Brian Liu and Melanie Samuel, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston.

NIH support from: National Eye Institute; Common Fund

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