For your ammusement, I give you the latest Science Signaling cover:

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According to the journal,

The image shows the AVP neurons, which have their cell bodies in the hypothalamus and nerve terminals in the pituitary.

Oh really? Someone must have hired the little mermaid guy.


  1. #1 Christina
    January 26, 2011


  2. #2 duravit
    July 25, 2011

    Wow, I did not know that the January edition cover of Science Signaling was indeed this one. I assume these are AVP neurons. Isn’t it? From what I have heard recently, more and more studies are being done on colloidal‘s, AVP neurons and where all they have their cell bodies apart from hypothalamus and pituitary nerve endings. Who knows! There might even be some in our arms or legs. LOL! But then again, that assumption is yet to be proved.

  3. #3 Martin Silver
    August 8, 2011

    Unbelievable how the editors didn’t pick up on that one. Seems like there’s a different sort of signaling going on there. I hope duravit’s colloidal studies clear things up. Personally, I’m amazed how AVP neurons would have evolved in such a manner that their cell bodies and nerve endings are in different sections of the brain. Amazing.

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