Cells & Circuits

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The brain’s star-shaped support cells protect neurons and maintain synapses.
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After centuries of misunderstanding, research has finally tied the speech disorder to certain genes and brain alterations — and new treatments may be on the horizon
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Microglia patrol the brain, searching for signs of injury or infection and clearing away dead or damaged tissue.
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The links between nerve cells, called synapses, allow us to learn and adapt, and hold clues to conditions such as autism, schizophrenia, and more.
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The gut’s pacemaker cells keep food moving along.
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Cajal-Retzius cells act as project managers, guiding the organization of the developing brain
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And other neuroscience news for the week of October 26, 2020.
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Believing a treatment will work can change how you respond to it — even when it’s fake.
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Neurons talk to each other at junctions called synapses.
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Specialized cells in the nose convert chemicals in the air into the experience of smell.
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Granule cells are the smallest and most numerous type of neurons in the brain.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of October 12, 2020.
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