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Scripps Florida scientists shed new light on nerve cell growth

July 10, 2014

Brock Grill In a new study, scientists at the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have shed new light on the complex processes of nerve cell growth, showing that a particular protein plays a far more sophisticated role in neuron development than previously thought. Full Story

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