Tiny sea creatures reveal the ancient origins of neurons

Tiny sea creatures reveal the ancient origins of neurons

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Barcelona, Spain (SPX) Sep 20, 2023

A study in the journal Cell sheds new light on the evolution of neurons, focusing on the placozoans, a millimetre-sized marine animal. Researchers at the Centre for Genomic Regulation in Barcelona find evidence that specialized secretory cells found in these unique and ancient creatures may have given rise to neurons in more complex animals. Placozoans are tiny animals, around the size of a larg

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