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Getting axons going

Neurons extend one long axon, through which they transmit electrical impulses to other cells in the nervous system. Surprisingly, it seems that where the axon forms is determined entirely within the neuron.

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Figure 1: Axon direction.

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Knoblich, J. Getting axons going. Nature 436, 632–633 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1038/436632a

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