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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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Neurons transmit signs to your brain every millisecond of every day, and facilitate almost everything you do. But what happens when this critical process goes wrong?
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Moderate amounts of alcohol do not kill brain cells.
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Your brain constantly generates new cells and remains adaptable — or "plastic" — as you age.
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You use all of your brain.
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Decision-making is such a seamless process we’re usually unaware of it — until our choice results in unexpected consequences. Then we wonder, “Why did I choose that option?”
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Lethal glioma tumors are one of the most devastating diseases because they are so difficult to treat, much less cure. But now scientists are on track to find potential treatments.
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We are time surfers, riding a wave made of ephemeral moments toward a future of our own imagining.