Scientists use gene expression to understand how astrocytes change with age

Potentially explaining why even healthy brains don't function well with age, Salk researchers have discovered that genes that are switched on early in brain development to sever connections between neurons as the brain fine-tunes, are again activated in aging neuronal support cells called astrocytes. The work, which appeared in Cell Reports on January 2, 2018, suggests that astrocytes may be good therapeutic targets to prevent or reverse the effects of normal aging.

Scientists use gene expression to understand how astrocytes change with age

Potentially explaining why even healthy brains don't function well with age, Salk researchers have discovered that genes that are switched on early in brain development to sever connections ...

Thu 11 Jan 18 from Medical Xpress

What happens when your brain's support cells aren't so supportive?

Salk scientists use gene expression to understand how astrocytes change with age.

Thu 11 Jan 18 from ScienceDaily

What happens when your brain's support cells aren't so supportive?, Thu 11 Jan 18 from Eurekalert

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