The Dish: Helper Brain Cells Grown in Lab

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Credit: Robert Krencik/ UW-Madison.

The Dish: Helper Brain Cells Grown in Lab

The mostِ common brain cell, called theِ astrocyte, isِ often overlooked inِ the face ofِ itsِ cousin, theِ neuron.
Researchers areِ finally realizing theirِ importance andِ have, forِ the firstِ time, beenِ able toِ grow themِ inِ the lab.
They areِ more common thanِ neurons butِ have beenِ hard toِ grow inِ the lab.