Infinity Imagined
Multicellular Organic
Neural Network
Lives in Nitrogen-Oxygen Atmosphere
270 K - 300 K
Eats, Breathes, Thinks, Creates

Hippocampal neuron receiving excitatory contacts (63x) 
Dr. Kieran Boyle
University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Technique:Fluorescence, Confocal

This image depicts a synaptic vesicle drifting through the crowded cytoplasm of a neuron. Other structures in the image include actin filaments as well as various enzymes and other free-floating proteins. This image was developed in collaboration with Rob Lue and Alain Viel at Harvard University. The vesicle is based on data from Takamori et al’s paper “Molecular Anatomy of a Trafficking Organelle”. Vote for this image for the National Science Foundation Visualization Challenge.
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