By Prof Alexei Verkhratsky, Arthur Butt

Glial cells are the main quite a few cells within the human mind yet for a few years have attracted little clinical recognition. Neurophysiologists focused their study efforts in its place on neurones and neuronal networks, since it used to be notion that they have been the foremost components accountable for greater mind functionality. contemporary advances, despite the fact that, point out this is not precisely the case. not just are astroglial cells the stem components from which neurones are born, yet additionally they keep watch over the advance, useful job and dying of neuronal circuits. those ground-breaking advancements have revolutionized our figuring out of the human mind and the complicated interrelationship of glial and neuronal networks in health and wellbeing and illness.

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