Breakdown of neuron-glia partnership can pave the way to neurodegeneration
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Breakdown of neuron-glia partnership can pave the way to neurodegeneration

In 2015, Dr. Lucy Liu, now a Ph.D. graduate in neuroscience from the Bellen lab, discovered that a number of genes involved in neurodegeneration promote damage to neurons and glia by inducing high levels of free radicals (oxidative stress) and accumulation of lipid droplets in glia. Liu continued this line of research and in 2017 … Continue reading