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And other neuroscience news for the week of June 22, 2020.
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Come join us and #showusyourbraincell! We are “Reconnecting our brains - one cell at a time.”
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Schwann cells insulate the nerves outside the brain and spinal cord, speeding up neural signaling.
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These cells can take on many forms to help make up your nervous system.
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A growing number of studies suggest glial cells play a vital role in brain function, which when disrupted can have severe consequences.
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Research is providing insight into the role of oligodendrocytes in diseases like multiple sclerosis.
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Astrocytes, highlighted here, are a key contributor to healthy function in the brain.
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In any major mapping expedition shouldn’t the first priority be to survey the uncharted regions?
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Human brain cell transplantation makes mice smart. The transplanted cells are not neurons and the cells communicate without using electricity.
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Star-shaped glial cells, sensibly named astrocytes, are found throughout the central nervous system. Scientists can use luminescence to make the cells actually glow as they communicate.
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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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