✯ Nerve cells and glial cells, coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM). The nerve cells have small cell bodies (pink) and fine extensions called axons and dendrites (mauve). The glial cells have large cell bodies (brown) with thicker extensions (mauve). Neurons are responsible for passing information around the central nervous system (CNS) and from the CNS to the rest of the body. Glial cells are nervous system cells that provide the neurons with structural support and protection.✯
Anathomia ossium corporis humani, the oldest surviving anatomical rendering of the human skeleton. Apparently this caused an uproar in the science world after nearly eight centuries of repression by religious groups that maintained hegemony throughout the dark ages. Hieronymus Brunschwig, 1497.