London, United Kingdom
Photograph - Photograph
Brain lining. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the lining of the brain, showing ependymal cells (yellow) and ciliary hairs (green). Ependymal cells are a type of neuroglia (glial cells) that line the ventricles of the brain and produce cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). CSF has a number of functions, including buffering the brain from shock, transporting hormones around the brain and absorbing waste products. The ciliary hairs are used to help circulate the CSF.
May 6th, 2013
Viewed 108 Times - Last Visitor from Arlington, VA on 08/15/2015 at 5:00 PM