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Title: Unlocking the Secrets of Brain Signals (4K)

Scientists have for the first time determined, at atomic-scale resolution, the 3-D structure of a protein complex that provides the ultrafast trigger for chemicals messages sent between nerve cells in our brains. The discovery, which provides a new understanding of the molecular machinery driving brain function, builds on decades of research at Stanford University, the Stanford School of Medicine and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory was made possible by SLAC’s Linac Coherent Light Source, an ultrabright X-ray laser.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1242043
Resource Type:
Other
Research Org:
SLAC (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC), Menlo Park, CA (United States))
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES NEURONS; SINAPSIS; NEUROTRANSMITTERS; SYNAPTIC VESICLES; NERVOUS SYSTEM