3D printers are an effective way of representing complex three-dimensional objects. They are thus an exciting new tool for representing the complex morphologies of nerve cells.
3DModelDB is a collection of 3D printable versions of published neuron morphologies, both traced and artificial. Each printable model is associated with a morphology suitable for running simulations. We are applying this approach to analyzing nerve cells in the olfactory pathway and are extending it to nerve cells in other brain regions.
This website is intended to enable users to apply this same approach to their nerve cells of interest. In addition, it provides links to other web resources, so that the 3D model serves as a convenient entry point for data on a particular cell type. We plan to provide orientation to making files and submitting them to commercial sites for high definition 3D model construction.
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