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Anna Azvolinsky | May 1, 2017
Ben Barres recast glial cells from supporting actors to star performers, crucial for synaptic plasticity in the brain and for preventing neurodegenerative disorders.
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.
Dan Cossins | Aug 1, 2013
New oligodendrocytes in the adult mouse brain appear to remodel existing myelin sheaths, which may fine-tune the speed of nerve impulses.
Stem Cells Myelinate Human Brain
Sabrina Richards | Oct 10, 2012
In a Phase I trial, researchers show that neural stem cells transplanted into humans can differentiate and begin producing myelin.
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.