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Glia Drive Brain Development

News   Sep 04, 2017 | Original Story from New York University

Glia Act as Signalling Intermediary in Brain Development

A confocal micrograph of a developing fruit fly visual system. Development of the retina (top) is coordinated with development of the optic lobe region of the brain (sphere below). All neurons are marked by yellow and their axon projections in cyan; magenta in the optic lobe marks the specific region of the brain where neuronal differentiation is regulated by glia. Credit: Courtesy of Vilaiwan M Fernandes, Desplan Lab, NYU's Department of Biology.



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