Mind Your Brain


Rise to stardom

Unknown, unloved. It seems to be the life story of the glial cells, the ‘other’ cells in the nervous system. A growing number of recent studies show a far more important role for the glial cells than just supporting neurones….

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Actors or directors?

Our brain isn’t populated only by neurones. In fact, they are a minority. Other brain cells, called glial cells, are far more numerous. Unfortunately, they have long suffered from the ‘neuron doctrine’. All attention and research efforts went to the…

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