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Articles with the topic: glial-cells

A starring role for astrocytes in Huntington's disease?

A starring role for astrocytes in Huntington's disease?

Terry Jo Bichell on July 29, 2014

We know those famous cells called neurons are important in Huntington's disease. But the brain has other cell types with 'supporting actor' roles. New research has shown that brain cells called astrocytes may misbehave in HD, allowing the neurons to malfunction.