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Researchers show astrocytes are crucial for establishing long-term memory in mice.

Astrocytes are the most numerous cell type present in the brain, and perform a variety of tasks, such as axon guidance, synaptic support, and homeostasis. Astrocytes have been hypothesized as contributing to memory consolidation and memory performance, however, the roles played by astrocytes im memory are not fully understood. Now, a study from researchers at Salk Institute shows that astrocytes

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