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Science Is Art: The cerebral cortex

cerebral cortex cells

A research team at Upstate identified an unusual form of neurodevelopmental delay that is caused by deficiency in a protein called paxillin. They have discovered that brain cells that are deficient in paxillin move more slowly than healthy brain cells, and there is a corresponding delay in the development of the cerebral cortex. This tissue sample shows multiple layers of the cerebral cortex, which have been labeled red and green with specific histological markers.

The researchers: Mamunur Rashid, Judson Belmont, David Carpenter, Christopher Turner, PhD, and Eric Olson, PhD.

Upstate Health magazine summer 2019 issue coverThis article appears in the summer 2019 issue of Upstate Health magazine.