Harvard University - Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology

STUDY SUGGESTS NEURAL WIRING PEAKS AT BIRTH AND THEN IT'S ALL DOWNHILL FROM THERE

June 9th, 2012

Professor Jeff W. Lichtman and Dr. Juan C. Tapia discuss their recent study published in Neuron.

The goal of this study was to investigate the pattern of nerve connections between motor neurons and muscle fibers in newborn and embryonic animals. The article, published in Neuron, may be read here: www.cell.com/neuron/abstract/S0896-6273(12)00385-6.

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