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A surviving cluster of transplanted neurons at the graft extremity (top) with axons in the center (bottom).  In both images, transplanted nerve cells are labeled green and axons are stained red.  These axons are a mix of the transplanted axons and host axons, which intertwined as regeneration occurred directly across the transplanted tissue.

Credit: Doug Smith, MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

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A surviving cluster of transplanted neurons at the graft extremity (top) with axons in the center (bottom). In both images, transplanted nerve cells are labeled green and axons are stained red. These axons are a mix of the transplanted axons and host axons, which intertwined as regeneration occurred directly across the transplanted tissue.
 


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