Neuron Spheroid Expansion

Neuron Spheroid Expansion

Angel Bu, Ritu Raman

MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering

This image demonstrates the 2D expansion of a neuron spheroid. As the spherical neuron body sits down on our hydrogel it begins to extend neurites in a diffusive manner away from the source. The researchers aimed to morphologically characterize the effects of muscle exercised media on a neuron monoculture to see if neurotrophic factors released during optogenetically exercised muscle improve the growth of neuron outgrowth. 

A green spherical neuron body surrounded by a web of green

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