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The brain's glial cells are starting to take over some of the spotlight that was once only focused on the brain's neurons. Traditionally, glial cells were considered ho-hum supporting actors to the star neurons that communicate with one another to process our thoughts. Now, following a group of recent studies, researchers have found an increasing amount of evidence that suggests a category of glial cells, termed astrocytes, play an active role in brain function by affecting the activity of neurons. The findings are providing new insights into how the brain functions as well as new targets for clinical interventions. Copyright © 2000 Society for Neuroscience. All rights reserved. No portion of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise without permission of the Society for Neuroscience.
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Link ID: 133 - Posted: 10.20.2001