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Glial Ties to Persistent Pain

By Mark R. Hutchinson | January 1, 2018

Immune-like cells in the central nervous system are now recognized as key participants in the creation and maintenance of persistent pain.

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image: Infographic: Two Pain Paths Diverge in the Body

Infographic: Two Pain Paths Diverge in the Body

By Mark R. Hutchinson | January 1, 2018

The acute pain that results from injury or disease is very different from chronic pain.

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image: Sex Differences in Opioid Analgesia: A Complicated Picture

Sex Differences in Opioid Analgesia: A Complicated Picture

By Catherine Offord | January 1, 2018

Researchers are beginning to tease apart the mechanisms underlying differences in how males and females respond to powerful painkillers.

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image: Neuroscientist and Champion of Glia Research Dies

Neuroscientist and Champion of Glia Research Dies

By Kerry Grens | December 28, 2017

Ben Barres of Stanford University described glia’s roles in ensuring neurons’ proper synapse formation and in responding to brain injury.

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Image of the Day: Fly Sight

By The Scientist Staff | September 4, 2017

In the developing Drosophila visual system, signals from glia cultivate the growth of neurons from immature cells.

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Pioneering Neuroscientist Dies

By Diana Kwon | July 31, 2017

Marian Diamond, a former University of California, Berkeley, professor, discovered the first evidence for neuroplasticity and studied Einstein’s brain.

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By converting glial cells into dopaminergic neurons, scientists were able to partially rescue motor behavior in mice.

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image: Glia Help Regulate Circadian Behaviors

Glia Help Regulate Circadian Behaviors

By Diana Kwon | March 23, 2017

Scientists confirm that astrocytes are involved in regulating molecular and behavioral circadian rhythms in mice. 

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image: As the Brain Ages, Glial-Cell Gene Expression Changes Most

As the Brain Ages, Glial-Cell Gene Expression Changes Most

By Ashley P. Taylor | January 10, 2017

Researchers describe how gene expression in different human brain regions is altered with age.

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image: Immune System Maintains Brain Health

Immune System Maintains Brain Health

By Amanda B. Keener | November 1, 2016

Once thought only to attack neurons, immune cells turn out to be vital for central nervous system function.

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