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Astrocytes Take Control in Establishing the Brain's Circadian Rhythm

News   Jan 11, 2019 | Original Press Release from Imperial College London

 
Keeping Time in the Brain

Astrocytes are star-shaped cells found in the brain and spinal cord previously thought of as just supporting neurons in regulating circadian rhythms. The latest research shows the cells can actually lead the tempo of the body’s internal clock and are able to control patterns of daily behaviour in mammals. Credit: Bruno Pascal / Wikicommons.

 
 
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