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Leptin’s Effects
Leptin’s Effects
Kerry Grens | Jun 2, 2014
The hormone leptin, which signals fullness to animals, acts not only through neurons but through glia, too.
Neurons On Demand
Neurons On Demand
Abby Olena | Jan 1, 2014
Astrocytes in the adult mouse brain can be reprogrammed into neuronal precursors, then neurons, in vivo.
Mice Learn Faster with Human Glia
Mice Learn Faster with Human Glia
Dan Cossins | Mar 7, 2013
Mice with human brain cells showed enhanced synaptic plasticity and learning, suggesting glia may be key to our cognitive prowess.
 
What Causes Alzheimer’s?
W. Sue T. Griffin | Sep 1, 2011
Researchers and pharma companies have tried to attack this disease by reducing amyloid plaques, but inflammation may be the real culprit.
The Cytokine Cycle
The Cytokine Cycle
W. Sue T. Griffin | Sep 1, 2011
The initiating cause of Alzheimer’s disease is still unknown. However, from our studies it’s clear that many types of neuronal damage—­­from traumatic brain injury, to epilepsy, infection, or genetic predisposition—­can activate brain immune cells—microglia and astrocytes-- promoting them to produce IL-1 and S100 inflammatory cytokines.
Memory Aid
Richard P. Grant | Aug 1, 2011
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Stem Cells Help Regain Memory
Cristina Luiggi | Jul 14, 2011
For brain cancer patients suffering from cognitive dysfunction due to radiation treatment, stem cells may offer relief.