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Study breaks new ground on the role and formation of astrocytes in the brain.

Astrocytes are star-shaped cells in the brain that surround brain cells, known as neurons, protecting them from injury and enabling them to function properly.  The brain contains billions of cells, each of which communicate between each other for neural circuitry to function properly.  This communication is highly dependent on the behaviour of the immune-based brain cells, astrocytes. However, the mechanisms

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