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Brain Cell's Achilles' Heel May Prompt Hydrocephalus | Duke Today - Duke Today


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Viruses may spark hydrocephalus by exploiting a surprising weakness of cells that circulate fluid in the brain, says a new study by Duke University scientists. Cells shaped like sea anemones line the cavities of the brain, rapidly beating their cilia ...
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Brain cell's Achilles' heel may prompt hydrocephalus - Science Daily


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"We found that when we infected ependymal cells with viruses that can cause major problems in the human brain, ependymal cells completely degraded Foxj1 and transformed," said Chay Kuo, M.D., Ph.D., an associate professor of cell biology in the Duke ...

Watching brain cells interacting in real time - Science Daily


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"We're now able to see how astrocytes and synapses make physical contact, and determine how these connections change in disorders like Alzheimer's and Huntington's disease," said lead author Baljit Khakh, a professor of physiology and neurobiology at ...

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