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Glia lead the way for pioneers to build the brain neuropil in C. elegans

Posted by on October 20th, 2017

It’s all about the wires. But what about the glue? Networks make us who we are. I am not talking about social networks but about neural networks that define how we perceive the world and how we act. For a century, neuroscientists have sought to understand functions of neural networks in condition and how such[…]

Stem cells—not just for the young!

Posted by on September 12th, 2012

Stem cells are not just for the (super) young!  As I get older, I’ve come to grips that my body needs some help…some more yoga, some more salads, some more brain-stretching Sudoku.  Thankfully, my adult stem cells are pulling their weight too, by replacing old or damaged cells.  A recent paper in Development describes the[…]