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A protein has been identified that makes spines grow on nerve cells. Unexpectedly, it also turns out to be part of an ion channel that is responsible for transmitting signals between neurons.

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Figure 1: How to grow spines.

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Seeburg, P., Osten, P. A thorny issue. Nature 424, 627–628 (2003). https://doi.org/10.1038/424627a

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