[Article] Brain cells called astrocytes have unexpected role in brain 'plasticity'

1 · · Oct. 22, 2018, 8:49 p.m.
Researchers have shown that astrocytes ― long-overlooked supportive cells in the brain ― help to enable the brain’s plasticity, a new role for astrocytes that was not previously known.  The findings could point to ways to restore connections that have been lost due to aging or trauma. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181018141035.htm Elena Blanco-Suarez, Tong-Fei Liu, Alex Kopelevich, Nicola J. Allen. Astrocyte-Secreted Chordin-like 1 Drives Synapse Maturation and Limits Plasticity ...