Medical Adult Zebrafish Brain

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Adult zebrafish brain

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posted by NIH Image Gallery alias National Institutes of Health (NIH) on Thursday 20th of April 2017 03:13:17 PM

An image of an adult zebrafish brain showing fluorescent granular perithelial cells (green) atop blood vessels (purple). National Institutes of Health researchers studying zebrafish have determined that a population of cells that protect the brain against diseases and harmful substances are not immune cells, as had previously been thought, but instead likely arise from the lining of the circulatory system. This basic science finding may have implications for understanding age-related decline in brain functioning and how HIV infects brain cells. More information: www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/nih-researchers-tra... Credit: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health

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