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29 September 2023

Nerves Getting On

The winners of the 2023 Nikon Small World in Motion competition have been revealed!

In 1st Place Dr. Alexandre Dumoulin, of the University of Zurich, Department of Molecular Life Sciences, Zurich, Switzerland

A 48-hour time-lapse video of developing neurons connecting the opposite side of the central nervous system in a chick embryo

Made using a confocal microscope at 40X magnification (Objective Lens Magnification)

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