BPoD

Biomedical Picture of the Day


Images from the Synaptic Plasticity and Repair Group published on the Biomedical Picture of the Day web site.

Synaptic Plasticity and Repair Group (Vincenzo De Paola) – A model for studying living human brain cell connectivity and function (from Crossed Wires, Biomedical Picture of the Day, 15 November 2018)

BPoD 15 November 2018
Crossed Wires
A model for studying living human brain cell connectivity and function

Synaptic Plasticity and Repair Group (Vincenzo De Paola) – Microglia (green) reach out to connect with nearby neurons (pink) (from Constant Gardener, Biomedical Picture of the Day, 26 February 2016)

BPoD 26 February 2016
Constant Gardener
Microglia (green) reach out to connect with nearby neurons (pink)

Synaptic Plasticity and Repair Group (Vincenzo De Paola) – Glioblastoma cells (green) spread through human brain tissue (blue) along blood vessels (red) (from Path of Invasion, Biomedical Picture of the Day, 16 February 2016)

BPoD 16 February 2016
Path of Invasion
Glioblastoma cells (green) spread through human brain tissue (blue) along blood vessels (red)

Synaptic Plasticity and Repair Group (Vincenzo De Paola) – 3D rendering of a regenerating axon (light blue) making a new connection on a dendrite (grey) in the adult brain (from Growing Again, Biomedical Picture of the Day, 28 July 2013)

BPoD 28 July 2013
Growing Again
3D rendering of a regenerating axon (light blue) making a new connection on a dendrite (grey) in the adult brain

Synaptic Plasticity and Repair Group (Vincenzo De Paola) – Synaptic Plasticity and Repair Group (Vincenzo De Paola) – Increased rates of synapse formation (blue boutons) and elimination in the aged brain (from Unstable Connections, Biomedical Picture of the Day, 25 May 2013)

BPoD 25 May 2013
Unstable Connections
Increased rates of synapse formation (blue boutons) and elimination in the aged brain

Synaptic Plasticity and Repair Group (Vincenzo De Paola) – Synaptic Plasticity and Repair Group (Vincenzo De Paola) – Branching microglia (green) actively patrol brain cells (red nuclei) (from Damage Limitation, Biomedical Picture of the Day, 04 September 2012)

BPoD 04 September 2012
Damage Limitation
Branching microglia (green) actively patrol brain cells (red nuclei)