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Tag: Glial Cells

Active cells
In a mouse model of Huntington’s disease, scientists showed that injected young healthy brain cells can outcompete and eventually replace old, diseased ones. The results might be relevant for other neurodegenerative diseases [1]. When neurons’ helpers fail The non-neuronal cells in the brain are collectively known as glia. This category includes astrocytes, which nourish neurons...
A review article published in Nature has outlined the current research into how the nervous system's signals affect cancer growth. A surprising connection This review opens with a bold but heavily documented claim: the central nervous system (CNS) affects various cancers through signaling mechanisms, even those that nominally have nothing to do with the CNS...
Brain tumor
Combining results from human tumors and a mouse model, researchers publishing in Nature Communications have shown that senescent cells promote the growth of glioblastoma, a form of brain cancer. Deadly, aggressive, and hard to treat Glioblastoma is one of the most dangerous forms of cancer. Even surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy do little against this invasive...
Astrocyte
A new study published in Stem Cell Research and Therapy has shown that rejuvenating the astrocyte niche in the aged brains of mice leads to improved nervous system function at both the cellular and organismal levels [1]. A glia-centric approach In brain aging, neurons are quite literally only half of the story; the other half...