Astrocytes identified as master ‘conductors’ of the brain

In the orchestra of the brain, the firing of each neuron is controlled by two notes—excitatory and inhibitory—that come from two distinct forms of a cellular structure called synapses. Synapses are essentially the connections between neurons, transmitting information from one cell to the other. The synaptic harmonies come together to create the most exquisite music—at […]

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Scientists pinpoint two new potential therapeutic targets for rheumatoid arthritis

A collaborative team of scientists has pinpointed two new potential therapeutic targets for rheumatoid arthritis—a painful inflammatory disease that affects an estimated 350 million people worldwide. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is the most common form of Inflammatory arthritis, affecting 1-2% of the world’s population. It is characterized by progressive joint inflammation, damage and disability, which severely […]

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