Study sheds light on the brain chemistry involved in attention loss when a person drinks alcohol.
A study in fruit fly models of autism reveals sleep disruption associated with the neurodevelopmental disorder is associated with elevated levels of serotonin. The origin of the higher levels of serotonin was discovered to be in glial cells in the blood-brain barrier.
Glial cells coordinate immune responses in the gut following infection. Researchers report glial cells could be targets for therapeutics to treat inflammatory bowel disorders.
In fruit flies, there is a second barrier in the brain where glial cells ensure a spatial separation for different functional compartments.