Toxic brain cells may drive many neurodegenerative disorders, study finds

Posted by on January 18, 2017 5:22 pm
Categories: Science

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 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.

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