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Emerging roles of glial cells in neuroscience

When we think of the brain, we often think of the amazing things it is capable of—from conjuring up wild dreams to mastering foreign languages. At the same time, we may also think of devastating neurological diseases like ...

Jan 26, 2016
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Delivering genes across the blood-brain barrier

Caltech biologists have modified a harmless virus in such a way that it can successfully enter the adult mouse brain through the bloodstream and deliver genes to cells of the nervous system. The virus could help researchers ...

Feb 01, 2016
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Yin and yang in retinal degeneration

Mutations in the peripherin-2 gene are among the major causes of retinal degeneration. LMU researchers have now discovered why different mutations in the gene preferentially affect one or other of the two types of photoreceptor ...

Jan 26, 2016
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Cell type

A cell type is a distinct morphological or functional form of cell. When a cell switches state from one cell type to another, it undergoes cellular differentiation. A complete list of distinct cell types in the adult human body may include about 210 distinct types.

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