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.

 
 
 

RELATED ARTICLES

Biomaterial Helps Brain Tissue Regrow After Stroke

News

A new stroke-healing gel created by UCLA researchers helped regrow neurons and blood vessels in mice whose brains had been damaged by strokes.

READ MORE

Ataxin Links Long Term-Memory and Neurodegeneration

News

Scientists have just discovered that a small region of a cellular protein that helps long-term memories form also drives the neurodegeneration seen in motor neuron disease (MND)

READ MORE

New Inherited Neurodevelopmental Disease Discovered

News

Researchers have identified a new inherited neurodevelopmental disease that causes slow growth, seizures and learning difficulties in humans.

READ MORE

 

Comments | 0 ADD COMMENT

Like what you just read? You can find similar content on the communities below.

Neuroscience

To personalize the content you see on Technology Networks homepage, Log In or Subscribe for Free

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE