Why are neuron axons long and spindly? Study shows they're optimizing signaling efficiency

A team of bioengineers has answered a question that has long puzzled neuroscientists, and may hold a key to better understanding the complexities of neurological disorders: Why are neuron axons designed the way they are? The answer — that they’re designed to balance the speed that information flows into the weiter …

Source:: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/07/180711153609.htm

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