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A growing mouse neural stem cell

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posted by NIH Image Gallery alias National Institutes of Health (NIH) on Friday 21st of April 2017 10:19:38 AM

A mouse neural stem cell (blue and green) sits in a lab dish, atop a special gel containing a mat of synthetic nanofibers (purple). The cell is growing and sending out spindly appendages, called axons (green), in an attempt to re-establish connections with other nearby nerve cells. The pictured research is giving hope that one day humans may be able to reverse spinal cord damage. More information: directorsblog.nih.gov/2017/04/13/snapshots-of-life-healin... This image was a 2016 FASEB BioArt winner. Credit: Mark McClendon, Zaida Alvarez Pinto, Samuel I. Stupp, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL NIH support from: National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

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