F A S C I N A T I N G Development involves mechanisms at the molecular, cellular and tissue levels to arrive at the complex anatomical and physiological structure of an organism. The study of development can shed light into the processes of many diseases that afflict people worldwide.

Neural Stem Cells

When neural stem cells are isolated from the brain and cultured, they form spheres, made up of cells at different stages of differentiation.  These NEUROSPHERES provide scientists with tools to study these stem cells outside the brain.  Only a small percentage of the cells in a neurosphere are actually stem cells.

Image 1: Confocal image of a neurosphere stained to visualize the nuclei (blue) and cytoskeleton (green and red).

Image 2: Examples of differently stained neurospheres.

Image 3:  Neurosphere from adult mouse.

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