Biomedical Beat - February 2007
Amid a network of blood vessels and star-shaped support cells, neurons in the brain signal each other. The mists of color show the flow of important molecules like glucose and oxygen. This image is a snapshot from a 52-second simulation created by animation artist Kim Hager at the University of California, Los Angeles. Such visualizations make biological processes more accessible and easier to understand.
Hypergraphia A manic disorder characterized by an irrepresible urge to write, is most often associated with temporal lobe epilepsy.
Researchers have pinpointed a number of structures that appear to be less active in individuals with autism.