Brain Research Is Focus of Daylong Symposium

The 9th annual “Glial-neuronal Interactions in Health and Disease” symposium will bring nearly 200 neuroscientists to UC Riverside on Jan. 8 By Iqbal Pittalwala on December 16, 2015 Share this article: The image shows glia (brown) reaching out to the neurons (blue) in the brain. Image credit: Carson lab, UC Riverside. RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Two kinds of cells are found in the brain: neurons and glial cells (or glia).  Formerly thought to provide little more than metabolic and structural support for neurons, glia maintain homeostasis and protect the neurons.  Glia have gained traction in research with the growing recognition that neuron-neuron communication is not only regulated but also defined by them. Not surprising then that attendance at a symposium held annually at the University of California, Riverside to focus on…

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