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glial cells:

see brainbrain,
the supervisory center of the nervous system in all vertebrates. It also serves as the site of emotions, memory, self-awareness, and thought. Anatomy and Function
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Researchers observed greater glial cell activation in the brains of fibromyalgia patients compared with people who did not have fibromyalgia.
In 1990, it was suggested that glial cells might express molecular oscillators, which are based on the clock protein PER.
His research was mainly focused on the interaction between neurons and glial cells (collectively called glia); the latter form 90 percent of the human brain, which aren't nerve cells but were once dismissed by scientists as being insignificant.
Irrespective of the details about the size and shape of the ganglia, they all displayed the same fundamental histology, with the outer cortex being exuberant in cellularity of both neurons and glial cells, in contrast with the medulla that is rich in neuntes and in projections of glial cells (Fig.
The number of glial cells in the three fields of each slice was randomly selected from 5 slices, recorded, and the mean was calculated.
Microgial cells are the resident immune cells of the central nervous system, comprising 5-10% of the glial cells in the brain [1].
"We were surprised that it was expressed in only a fraction of glial cells after the injury.
The retina at the back of the eye contains many types of cell, including the retinal neurons that process visual images and help us to see, and support cells called glial cells.
It's not surprising that scientists for years have ignored microglia and other glial cells in favor of neurons.
Nathan has a type of tumour called a glioma, which develops from the glial cells that support the nerve cells of the brain.