Scientists use crabs to identify unknown human brain neurons

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A CRAB’S nervous system could help scientists learn what causes single neurons in the human brain to become ‘out of whack,’ which can contribute to the development of neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s disease. Knowing exactly how a single neuron operates among the billions housed in the human brain could one day help scientists design innovative ways to prevent and treat these diseases, such as targeted therapies.

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