Dense neural extensions form on the substrate
After a ring-shaped neural tissue mimic was installed onto a cylindrical glass rod, dense neural extensions form on the substrate due to the geometrical advantage of the tissue.
[Research supported by National Science Foundation grants DGE 1144245, DGE 1735252 and CBET 3939511.]
Learn more in the University of Illinois news story Illinois team develops first of a kind in-vitro 3D neural tissue model. (Date image taken: 2019; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: June 8, 2020)
Credit: Image courtesy of Gelson J Pagan-Diaz; Institute of Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
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