Jun 25, 2023

Key Protein Vital for Structural Integrity of Neurons — Without It Axons Break, Synapses Die

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Scientists find a protein common to flies and people is essential for supporting the structure of axons that neurons project to make circuit connections.

In a study conducted by MIT

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