BioLegend Brain Teasers
Sometimes you have to train your brain and get those neurons working. How else do you expect to solve your research queries and write those grants? Check out our neuroscience-focused riddles below and then truthfully answer whether you got each one right. At the end, you can see just how brawny our brain is.

A cartoon dog shares part of my name
They say I’m a star, that’s what they exclaim
I feed the neurons so they don’t wane
Secure the barrier between blood and brain

What am I?

Astrocyte 

I am where communication can happen
Neurons will talk, it’s what you imagine
A cleft between neighbors is how they speak
Up and down their arms action potentials streak

What am I?

Synapse 

I fold just how I please
Infect so that your shape agrees
If you like burgers, it’s all quite sad
For I’ve been known to drive cows mad

What am I?

Prion 

I make ATP and I do it so well
I’m the powerhouse of your cell
If I leak, things will look gray
For surely death is on its way

What am I?

Mitochondria 

I have a stem, but don’t grow in light
I use my left side AND my right
I named myself, oh yes it’s true
BioLegend helps study me anew

What am I?

Brain 
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