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Brain cells responsible for memory mapped by state-of-the-art integrated imaging system

Scientists from ’s Institute for (iCeMS) in Japan have developed an to identify cells responsible for storing memory within a tiny worm. Their study, published in the journal Proceedings of the , not only offers a new way to identify molecular substrates of memory but may also one day lead to understanding how occurs in humans.

[Omega Turn of a Tiny Worm]
Pictured is a worm, called C. elegans, changing direction in a beautiful movement known as an ‘omega turn.’
Credit: Takuma Sugi


Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences, Kyoto University