Neuronal signal can turn astrocytes neuroprotective - implications for ALS
There has been an increasing scientific excitement and growing interest on the role of glial cells, the non-neuronal cell types in the brain and spinal cord, which can be harmful in some neurological diseases but in some cases they also turn protective. This would make them attractive targets for new treatments in neurodegenerative diseases, however, the mechanism by which they can be rendered to mediate repair has been unclear.
Posted on 27/10/2017
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