Congratulations to Lou Beaulieu-Laroche, Mark Harnett lab at MIT, and Sydney Cash and the clinicians at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and MGH who made it possible to examine single cell dynamics in brain slice work to compare mammalian cells across 10 mammalian species in the Nature article “Allometric rules for mammalian cortical layer 5 neuron biophysics“! The work is incredible as it highlights the commonalities, and major differences, between cortical brain cells in humans, rodents, rabbits, and non-human primates. The work will be tremendously influential in understanding fundamental aspects of biophysical properties of neurons and how the human brain works.


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