Scientists ID 2 Brain Cells Likely Involved in Nerve Cell Repair

Scientists ID 2 Brain Cells Likely Involved in Nerve Cell Repair

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Scientists ID 2 Brain Cells Likely Involved in Nerve Cell Repair

Researchers have identified a molecular switch that awakens stem cells in a specific region of the mouse brain — and with their activation, two new types of glia, non-neuronal cells that play critical roles in brain function, also were discovered. Notably, the development of these new glial cell types also was activated in a model of demyelination. In that process, which is what occurs in diseases like multiple sclerosis (MS),  the fatty sheath called myelin that…

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