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neuromorphogenesis:

Journey Through the Retina
Our sense of vision depends on electrical signals travelling from the eye to higher centers in the brain. The image of a mouse retina above shows the path these signals must take. Axons of nerve cells (pictured in yellow) extend through a small opening in the back of the eye (in black) through the optic nerve to higher vision centers. The axons must penetrate another layer of cells known as astrocytes (in blue), which provide nutritional support to the retina. Scientists are currently studying these astrocytes to determine their role in protecting nerve cells in the retina, keeping the connections to the rest of the brain healthy and strong.
Credit: Ward, et al. The Journal of Neuroscience, 2014.

neuromorphogenesis:

Journey Through the Retina

Our sense of vision depends on electrical signals travelling from the eye to higher centers in the brain. The image of a mouse retina above shows the path these signals must take. Axons of nerve cells (pictured in yellow) extend through a small opening in the back of the eye (in black) through the optic nerve to higher vision centers. The axons must penetrate another layer of cells known as astrocytes (in blue), which provide nutritional support to the retina. Scientists are currently studying these astrocytes to determine their role in protecting nerve cells in the retina, keeping the connections to the rest of the brain healthy and strong.

Credit: Ward, et al. The Journal of Neuroscience, 2014.

medresearch

medresearch:

Building on previous research showing that cancer cells send signals to the immune system to avoid being attacked, Stanford scientists have engineered new molecules that are highly proficient at neutralizing those signals.

The molecules dramatically increase the effectiveness of certain existing cancer therapies and may open up other avenues for treating cancer using patients’ own immune systems.


Image: Christopher Garcia, Ph.D.

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Funding: This work was supported by the National Cancer Institute, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, the Stanford Medical Scientist Training Program, the School of Medicine’s SPARK program, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, the Joseph & Laurie Lacob Gynecologic/Ovarian Cancer Fund, the Virginia and D.K. Ludwig Fund for Cancer Research and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

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