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Oligodendrocytes keep electrical signals in the brain and spinal cord strong.
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These cells provide the insulation your neurons need to send their electrical signals.
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These cells keep your internal wiring well insulated.
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Diseases like multiple sclerosis destroy the fatty material insulating neurons, but scientists are searching for ways to regrow it.
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Research into how myelin insulates nerves is shedding light on diseases like multiple sclerosis.
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Your brain’s electrical signals travel from node to node in their journey along nerve axons.
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Glial cells provide insulation for nerve cells and help them communicate with one another. Using mouse muscle nerves, scientists studied the role of specific proteins in the growth of these cells.
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