Astrocytes

Astrocytes Protect Neurons from Toxic Buildup

Chevy Chase, MD — Astrocytes are overtaxed neurons’ pit crew. The brain cells collect damaged lipids secreted by hyperactive neurons, then recycle those toxic molecules into energy, researchers...

Growing a Brain

Tokyo, Japan — Scientists identified two distinct control mechanisms in the developmental transition of undifferentiated stem cells into healthy brain cells. This fundamental research using mice may...

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