Discovery helps explain what guides neurons to connect

November 20, 2015
NELL2 repels Credit: Alexander Jaworski/Brown University

In Science, a team led by neuroscientist Alexander Jaworski reports the discovery of a protein that guides neurons as they extend axons across the spinal cord midline. The finding could help unravel the complexity of how neural connections form and help understand diseases that result from errant brain wiring.

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