The cell body in the centre of a dopamine nerve cell and the branch-like receiving nerve cell processes are shown in magenta, complex branched axons in light blue and the axon areas responsible for dopamine release in red. © Elizarova, Kruss & Daniel / Max Planck Institute for Multidisciplinary Sciences

Dopamine nanosensors measure signaling between nerve cells

Göttingen researchers succeeded in measuring the release of the neurotransmitter dopamine from nerve cells with unprecedented accuracy. This enables scientists to study the mechanisms that control dopamine signaling in more detail and to better elucidate the development of related diseases.

Link to the MPI-NAT press release (in German)