Transplanted mouse stem cells giving rise to neurons

The neuron

A quick PDF guide from Wellcome on these highly specialised cells that conduct and process information in animals, enabling thought, perception and control of movement.

Please note: Since this document was produced some of the research described may have been completed. 

Lead image:

Confocal micrograph image of transplanted mouse neural stem cells giving rise to neurons.

Yirui Sun/Wellcome Collection CC BY

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About this resource

This resource was first published in ‘Inside the Brain’ in January 2013 and reviewed and updated in November 2017.

Topic:
Neuroscience
Issue:
Inside the Brain
Education levels:
16–19, Continuing professional development