PNAS Journal Cover Features Image by ITG

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The cover of the October 10, 2006 issue of PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences) features an image that accompanies an article by Mai T. Dang et. al titled Disrupted motor learning and long-term synaptic plasticity in mice lacking NMDAR1 in the striatum. The cover image of a mouse medium spiny neuron was taken by ITG microscopist Jon Ekman on ITG's Zeiss Axiovert 200 Fluorescence Microscope. Authors M. Dang, F. Yokoi, Y. Wang, and Y. Li are all members of Beckman's Neurotech Group.

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Posted: October 10, 2006