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News Brief: Research from Johns Hopkins named one of National Geographic’s top medical breakthroughs of 2023

January 9, 2024

Research from Johns Hopkins and University of Cambridge has been named one of National Geographic’s seven medical breakthroughs of 2023. The international team produced a breathtakingly detailed diagram tracing every neural connection in the brain of a larval fruit fly, an archetypal scientific model with brains comparable to humans. The team’s connectome of a baby fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster larva, is the most complete as well as the most expansive map of an entire insect brain ever completed. It includes 3,016 neurons and every connection between them: 548,000.

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