Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News 06/15/2021
Glial cells are cells in the central nervous system that protect and maintain the brain’s neurons. They supply nutrients and oxygen to neurons, clean up brain debris, and help hold neurons in place. Now, researchers at the University of Basel report the discovery of two new types of glial cells that may play a role in brain repair and neuroplasticity.
Their findings are published in the journal Science in a paper titled, “Release of stem cells from quiescence reveals gliogenic domains in the adult mouse brain.”