Astrocytes may lead the tempo of the body's internal clock and control patterns of daily behavior, a new study reports.
A synthesized small-molecule drug blocks the TGF-beta receptor in astrocytes and traverses the blood-brain barrier in mice. When administered, the drug lowered receptor activity to that seen in younger mice and reduced inflammation. The aged mice were able to navigate mazes and learn spatial tasks as well as younger mice.
According to a new study, omega 3 polyunsaturates fatty acids can improve the function of the glymphatic system.
Researchers investigate how synaptic pruning occurs during development in hopes of discovering how neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders occur.
Astrocytes are involved in regulating inhibitory synapses by binding to neurons through the NrCAM adhesion molecule.
Reducing neuroinflammation in the brain before cognitive impairment becomes apparent can help slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease.
Researchers have discovered a direct association between astrocytes and Alzheimer's disease. In a new study, researchers report astrocytes in the brains of Alzheimer's patients produced significantly more amyloid beta than astrocytes in the brains of people without the disease.
Researchers describe their findings about how the Foxg1 gene is involved in the development and differentiation of neurons and glial cells from stem cells.
Using adult human skin cells, researchers have developed an almost complete human brain in a dish that is equal in maturity to that of a 5 week old fetus.