Glia, not neurons, are most affected by brain aging

Posted in Science on 12th Jan, 2017
by Alex Muller

The difference between an old brain and a young brain isn't so much the number of neurons but the presence and function of supporting cells called glia.

Rethinking which cells are the conductors of learning and memory

Posted in Science on 22nd Aug, 2015
by Alex Muller

Brain cells called glia may be center stage when it comes to how humans learn and remember.

Cells from eyes of dead 'may give sight to blind'

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Feb, 2014
by Alex Muller

Cells taken from the donated eyes of dead people may be able to give sight to the blind, researchers suggest.