The retina contains five classes of neurons: photoreceptors (purple), horizontal cells (yellow), bipolar neurons (green), amacrine cells (pink and blue), and ganglion cells (pink and blue). In this cross section of an adult mouse retina, only a subset of bipolar cells, “the ON bipolar cells” are visible by their expression of GFP (green). The pink and blue speckled striations at the bottom of the image mark the fiber layer, which contains the ganglion cell axons that will form the optic…
Harper at the ‘Notorious’ HQ Banquet. Looking out over the Northern part of The City.
This is the Brainbow. An artistic and informative piece of science. Each neuron has a different combination of 3 fluorescent proteins (proteins that when activated give off a single color of light - blue, green, red etc). The combination of the colors of each of the three fluorescent proteins gives the cell its overall color. Because the decision what combination of proteins is made randomly, neighboring neurons are unlikely to be the same color. You can use this to trace what neurons…
A hippocampal pyramidal cell, I believe, drawn by the great neuroanatomist Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1852-1934)
Neurons as art - Hippocampal Pyramidal Neurons, Greg Dunn
neurons, Another image we see that is microscopic in actual size, it's beauty is on such a grander scale, its so easy to forget its size in relation to its beauty... Amazing how Something so small can have beauty on such a grand scale.