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The brain starts to eat itself after chronic sleep deprivation
Sleep loss in mice sends the brain’s immune cells into overdrive. This might be helpful in the short term, but could increase the risk of dementia in the long run
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Skin stem cells used to generate new brain cells

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Skin stem cells used to generate new brain cells
Using human skin cells, University of California, Irvine neurobiologists and their colleagues have created a method to generate one of the principle cell types of the brain called microglia, which play a key role in preserving the function of neural networks and responding to injury and disease.
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Reprogrammed Glia Improve Symptoms in a Mouse Model of Parkinson’s
By converting glial cells into dopaminergic neurons, scientists were able to partially rescue motor behavior in mice.
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