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Bright stars of the brain regulate breathing

Astrocytes - brain cells named after their characteristic star-shape and previously thought to act only as the 'glue' between neurons, have a central role in the regulation of breathing, according to scientists.

dateJul 15, 2010 in Neuroscience
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More than just the baby blues

Within the first week after giving birth, up to 70 percent of all women experience symptoms of the baby blues. While most women recover quickly, up to 13 percent of all new mothers suffer from symptoms of a clinical-level ...

dateJun 16, 2010 in Psychology & Psychiatry
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