T Cells and Neurons Talk to Each Other
T Cells and Neurons Talk to Each Other
Conversations between the immune and central nervous systems are proving to be essential for the healthy social behavior, learning, and memory.
T Cells and Neurons Talk to Each Other
T Cells and Neurons Talk to Each Other

Conversations between the immune and central nervous systems are proving to be essential for the healthy social behavior, learning, and memory.

Conversations between the immune and central nervous systems are proving to be essential for the healthy social behavior, learning, and memory.

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Infographic: How Cytokines Flow into and out of the Brain
Infographic: How Cytokines Flow into and out of the Brain
Ashley Yeager | Oct 1, 2020
Several routes exist for immune cells to communicate with neurons in the central nervous system, though T cells rarely come in direct contact with neural tissue.
Astrocytes, Not Just Neurons, Play a Role in Sleep
Astrocytes, Not Just Neurons, Play a Role in Sleep
Abby Olena | Sep 24, 2020
In mice, the brain’s main glial cell type exhibits distinctive patterns of activity across the sleep-wake cycle and influences the response to sleep deprivation.
Infographic: What’s in a Mitochondrion?
Infographic: What’s in a Mitochondrion?
Jef Akst | Dec 1, 2019
A study finds variations in the levels of proteins for some important processes among organelles from different brain cells.
Image of the Day: Long-Distance Messaging
Image of the Day: Long-Distance Messaging
The Scientist Staff | Apr 6, 2017
After an inflammatory injury occurs in the brain, astrocytes release extracellular vesicles that travel to the liver and trigger an immune response.
Glia Help Regulate Circadian Behaviors
Glia Help Regulate Circadian Behaviors
Diana Kwon | Mar 23, 2017
Scientists confirm that astrocytes are involved in regulating molecular and behavioral circadian rhythms in mice.