At the Origin of the History of Glia

@article{Fan2018AtTO,
  title={At the Origin of the History of Glia},
  author={Xue Fan and Yves Agid},
  journal={Neuroscience},
  year={2018},
  volume={385},
  pages={255-271}
}
The history of brain science is dominated by the study of neurons. However, there are as many glial cells as neurons in the human brain, their complexity increases during evolution, and glial cells play important roles in brain function, behavior, and neurological disorders. Although neurons and glial cells were first described at the same time in the early 19th century, why did the physiological study of glial cells only begin in the 1950s? What are the scientific breakthroughs and conceptual… Expand
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