Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/astrocytes-neurodegenerative-disorders-5967
While most of us haven't heard of astrocytes, these cells are four times as plentiful in the human brain as nerve cells. Now, a team led by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine has found that astrocytes, which perform many indispensable functions in the brain, can take on a villainous character, destroying nerve cells and likely driving many neurodegenerative diseases.
The research is in Nature. (full access paywall)
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