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[Article] Brain cells called astrocytes have unexpected role in brain 'plasticity'

posted Oct 22, 2018, 4:49 AM by JuHyeon Lee   [ updated Oct 22, 2018, 4:52 AM ]
Researchers have shown that astrocytes ― long-overlooked supportive cells in the brain ― help to enable the brain's plasticity, a new role for astrocytes that was not previously known. 
The findings could point to ways to restore connections that have been lost due to aging or trauma.