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Molecule of the Month: Neurotrophins

by PhilipJ on 22 August 2005

NeurotrophinsYour brain is composed of 85 billion interconnected neurons. Individually, each neuron receives signals from its many neighbors, and based on these signals, decides whether to dispatch its own signal to other nerve cells. Together, the combined action of all of these neurons allows us to sense the surrounding world, think about what we see, and make appropriate actions.

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