Tracing a path toward neuronal cell death

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A new genetic model has been developed that is yielding new insights into what happens when astrocytes go awry. Damage to astrocytes — star-shaped cells found in the brain and spinal cord — is found in many neurodegenerative conditions, but it’s been unclear exactly what role astrocyte dysfunction plays in the development of disease.

This full article appears on <a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/11/151130163430.htm">Science Daily</a>

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