Three's company

Gruber, David F.
March 2009
Nature Medicine;Mar2009, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p232
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the studies conducted regarding glial cells, its involvement in nervous system disorders, and the development of therapeutic compounds to target these cells. It discusses the findings of David Meaney on the negative effect of astrocytes, star-shaped glial cells, to the brain neurons after a traumatic blow. It also provides an overview of the discovery and findings of Rudolf Virchow, Marian Diamond, Maiken Nedergaard, Philip Haydon and Ben Barres on glial cells.


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