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Purkinje cells (red) are one of the main cell types in the brain

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Yinghua Ma and Timothy Vartanian, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.

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Purkinje cells 

This image captures Purkinje cells, one of the main types of nerve cell found in the brain. These cells have elaborate branching structures called dendrites that receive signals from other nerve cells.

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