Lately, I’ve been on the hunt for connections between cell biology, which is what I am studying for my PhD, and neuroscience, which has been the focus of this blog (see my last post, The Cell Cycle for the Neuroscientist: 3 Useful Concepts). This past weekend at a small local conference sponsored by the American Society for Cell Biology I stumbled across a doozy of a connection: the cytoskeleton. Cell biologists are obsessed with the cytoskeleton because it has a role in almost everything a cell does, from how a cell eats to how it moves, to how it holds shape and divides. But cell biologists did not discover the cytoskeleton. Neuroscientists did.
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