Jun 14, 2023

Unprecedented 3D Synapse Imaging to Combat Neurodegenerative Diseases

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Summary: Researchers developed one of the most comprehensive 3D models of the synapse, the neuron juncture crucial for intercellular communication. This breakthrough allows an unprecedented view of the complex interactions between individual cells at the synapse, offering fresh insights into neurodegenerative diseases such as Huntington’s disease and schizophrenia.

The team used this novel approach to compare healthy mice brains to those with the Huntington’s mutant gene, revealing structural flaws potentially disrupting cellular communication. The researchers believe this technique could significantly advance our understanding of various neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric diseases.

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