Brain babies
In this photomicrograph by Thomas Deerinck and Mark Ellisman at the National Center for Miscroscopy Imaging and Research, human spiny neurons and their tangled axons grow in a dish. The buds, which resemble kelp bulbs, are called presynaptic boutons. They form one half of the synapse or connection between two neurons.

Brain babies

In this photomicrograph by Thomas Deerinck and Mark Ellisman at the National Center for Miscroscopy Imaging and Research, human spiny neurons and their tangled axons grow in a dish. The buds, which resemble kelp bulbs, are called presynaptic boutons. They form one half of the synapse or connection between two neurons.

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