Astrocytes, Not Just Neurons, Play a Role in Sleep
Astrocytes, Not Just Neurons, Play a Role in Sleep
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.
Astrocytes, Not Just Neurons, Play a Role in Sleep
Astrocytes, Not Just Neurons, Play a Role in Sleep

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.

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.

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