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glial cell

[′glē·əl ‚sel]
(neuroscience)
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While the hardwired motor neuron development allows for the precise control that muscle coordination requires, the flexible development of glia makes the system more robust.
But even though neurons are often bigger, and definitely more famous, glia outnumber nerve cells in the brain.
Microglia: These glia constitute the brain's immune defense, operating behind the blood-brain barrier to identify, hunt down, and destroy organisms that invade the brain.
We do what we can at TFA to make sure that our programmes support the children's schooling rather than conflicting with it," added Glia.
In this experiment, the DNA staining revealed that efavirenz administration affects the staining intensity of nuclei in the neurons and glia cells of the superior colliculus and lateral geniculate body in the treated adult Wistar rats.
The investigators said the reasons for the reduced volume may include a loss or atrophy of neurons or glia, an altered ratio of small to large cell types, or a decreased density of neuronal processes.
Both neurons and glia arise from stem/precursor cells of these cultures, and the cells can survive transplantation to the adult mammalian brain.
Caught in the Rain was a shock 32-1 winner of the Grade 2 Mrs Revere Stakes at Churchill Downs, rallying towards the finish to defeat favourite Glia by a neck.
3]]RNA is synthesized by periaxonal glial cells, thus opening the way to investigations of the mechanisms modulating RNA transfer from glia to axon.
Tests revealed that the mice who could not chew had lost essential cells called glia in the hippocampus, the area of the brain critical for learning.
These helper cells, called olfactory ensheathing glia (EG), are found only in nerves that carry odor sensations to the brain.
Another class of cells called glia (Greek for "glue"), or glial cells, are nerve support cells found between neurons and the blood vessels supplying the nervous system; they outnumber nerve cells by at least ten to one.