Archive for January, 2009

Astrocytes may ‘fine tune’ synaptic messages (The Dana Foundation Web Site – 30 December 2008)

Advances in biochemistry techniques have demonstrated that there is more to glial cells than meets the eye.  New work suggests that these cells play a role in 'fine-tuning' synaptic messages between neurons.  A piece about this work, as well as

Animal model provides clues into Multiple Sclerosis’ heterogeneity (The Dana Foundation Web Site – 16 December 2008)

A story about new insights into why Multiple Sclerosis can manifest itself in such diverse ways appears on the Dana Foundation's Web site. Excerpt: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, debilitating neurological disorder characterized by seemingly random tissue damage across