Neuroscience: Glia — more than just brain glue

  title={Neuroscience: Glia — more than just brain glue},
  author={N. J. Allen and B. Barres},
  • N. J. Allen, B. Barres
  • Published 2009
  • Computer Science, Medicine, Biology
  • Nature
  • Glia make up most of the cells in the brain, yet until recently they were believed to have only a passive, supporting role. It is now becoming increasingly clear that these cells have other functions: they make crucial contributions to the formation, operation and adaptation of neural circuitry. 
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    Barres are in the Department of Neurobiology
    • Barres are in the Department of Neurobiology
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