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2014-03-31 13:37:12

Tweaking a specific cell type's ability to absorb potassium in the brain improved walking and prolonged survival in a mouse model of Huntington's disease.

2012-12-12 12:21:25

A research team composed of University of Kentucky researchers has published a paper which provides the first direct evidence that activated astrocytes could play a harmful role in Alzheimer's disease.

2012-10-26 12:51:12

Growing evidence suggests that there may be a link between diabetes and Alzheimer's disease, but the physiological mechanisms by which diabetes impacts brain function and cognition are not fully understood.

2011-05-23 07:24:53

The most common cell in the human nervous system is the star-shaped astrocyte.

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2009-12-10 08:40:02

Scientists are adding additional brush strokes to the revolutionary new image now emerging for star-shaped cells called astrocytes in the brain and spinal cord.


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The word 'definiens' comes from the Latin word 'definire', 'to define'.
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