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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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A trip down memory lane

Our memory is by no means infallible. It is in fact extremely biased. You could even argue that nothing that has been stored in one’s memory is an actual description of events. It is reality as your brain with its…

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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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