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Life and Death of a Neuron (Brain Basics)

Life and Death of a Neuron (Brain Basics)

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This brochure, in the Brain Basics series, is an introduction to neurons, the brain's information messengers. It discusses neurogenesis (the birth of neurons), neuron migration to the place in the brain where they will do their work, differentiation into different types of cells, and the death of neurons in healthy brains and in disease.

Related resource:
The Life and Death of a Neuron
Know Your Brain
Genes at Work in the Brain

Pub ID: 02-3440D
Publication Date: 9/2002
Format: Pamphlet
Number Of Pages: 8
Audience: General Public
Series: Brain Basics

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