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As the Brain Ages, Glial-Cell Gene Expression Changes Most
Ashley P. Taylor | Jan 10, 2017
Researchers describe how gene expression in different human brain regions is altered with age.
Immune System Maintains Brain Health
Amanda B. Keener | Nov 1, 2016
Once thought only to attack neurons, immune cells turn out to be vital for central nervous system function.
Bridging a Gap in the Brain
Ben Andrew Henry | Oct 12, 2016
Neuroscientists identify how the left and right hemispheres of the mammalian brain connect during development.
Adjustable Brain Cells
Ruth Williams | Feb 18, 2016
Neighboring neurons can manipulate astrocytes.
Neurons from Glia In Vivo
Kerry Grens | Oct 19, 2015
Scientists present new recipes for directly converting glial cells to neurons in mouse brains.
Into the Limelight
Kate Yandell | Oct 1, 2015
Glial cells were once considered neurons’ supporting actors, but new methods and model organisms are revealing their true importance in brain function.
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Nov 1, 2014
Glial cells consume mitochondria released by neurons in the optic nerve.
Kerry Grens | Jun 2, 2014
The hormone leptin, which signals fullness to animals, acts not only through neurons but through glia, too.
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.