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Astrocytes affect brain's information signaling

Astrocytes are the most common type of cell in the brain and play an important role in the function of neurons - nerve cells. New research from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, shows that they are also directly involved ...

dateJun 14, 2010 in Neuroscience
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New nerve cells -- even in old age

After birth the brain looses many nerve cells and this continues throughout life - most neurons are formed before birth, after which many excess neurons degenerate. However, there are some cells that are still capable of ...

dateMay 06, 2010 in Biotechnology
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