Glial Cells Found to Process Information

Biology

MSI PI Eric Newman, a professor in the Department of Neuroscience, and his colleagues have published a paper showing that glial cells have functions in information processing and signaling. Previously, they were thought to have only “housekeeping” functions. This research was the cover story in a recent issue of the Journal of Neuroscience.

An article about Professor Newman’s research appears in the OVPR’s Inquiry blog. You can read the paper on the Journal of Neuroscience website.