‘Barcode’ IDs special glial cells in the brain

"...this discovery could be of immense consequence for treating a myriad of brain conditions..."

Brian Clark-Brown • futurity
June 25, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease neurons als aging brains muscles health-and-medicine glial-cells neurodegenerative-diseases

Therapy creates new neurons for faster stroke recovery

A new study in mice shows that it's possible to turn glial cells into new neurons, which can repair the damage that a stroke causes in the brain.

Sam Sholtis-Penn State • futurity
Sept. 17, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: neurons brains health-and-medicine glial-cells strokes

Drug combo makes neurons to replace damaged ones

A new drug cocktail could turn cells near damaged neurons into fully functional new ones.

Gail McCormick-Penn State • futurity
Feb. 8, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease neurons brains health-and-medicine glial-cells strokes

Faulty glial cells are at the center of Huntington’s disease

The confirmation that the brain's support cells are key contributors to Huntington's disease offers a new path to potential treatments.

Mark Michaud-Rochester • futurity
Dec. 18, 2018 ~6 min

Tags: huntingtons-disease brains health-and-medicine glial-cells

Taurine transport gene sheds light on bad sleep

Fruit flies and a common energy drink ingredient may help explain how the brain regulates sleep and how that regulation can go wrong.

Julie Robert-McGill • futurity
Nov. 19, 2018 ~5 min

Tags: genes sleep brains featured science-and-technology health-and-medicine glial-cells

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