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New Clue to Brain Wiring Mystery

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Science  27 Oct 1995:
Vol. 270, Issue 5236, pp. 581
DOI: 10.1126/science.270.5236.581


Berkeley, California—How do billions of neurons make the right connections in the developingbrain? One clue has come from attempts to grow neurons in culture: Only those in the electrically active state respond to neuron-nurturing proteins called neurotrophins.