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The researchers' results are described in the May 30 issue of the journal Science.

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A realistic, molecular-scale view of a synapse, showing a few hundred thousand proteins. The synapse organization was measured by a combination of electron microscopy, quantitative biochemistry, and super-resolution microscopy. This three-dimensional computational model now enables a quantitative understanding of synaptic processes. See page 1023.

Credit: Burkhard Rammner, Rizzoli Laboratory, University of Gottingen Medical Center

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