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The Resource The other brain : from dementia to schizophrenia, how new discoveries about the brain are revolutionizing medicine and science, R. Douglas Fields

The other brain : from dementia to schizophrenia, how new discoveries about the brain are revolutionizing medicine and science, R. Douglas Fields

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The other brain : from dementia to schizophrenia, how new discoveries about the brain are revolutionizing medicine and science
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The other brain
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from dementia to schizophrenia, how new discoveries about the brain are revolutionizing medicine and science
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R. Douglas Fields
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Title
The other brain
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Summary
"Despite everything that has been written about the brain, a very important part of this vital organ has been overlooked in most books - until now. The Other Brain is the story of glia, which make up approximately 85 percent of the cells in the brain. Long neglected as little more than cerebral packing material ("glia" means glue), glia are sparking a revolution in brain science." "Glia are completely different from neurons, the brain cells that we are familiar with. Scientists are discovering that glia have their own communication network, which operates in parallel to the more familiar communication among neurons. Glia provide the insulation for the neurons, and glia even regulate the flow of information between neurons." "But it is the potential breakthroughs for medical science that are the most exciting frontier in glia research today. Diseases such as brain cancer and multiple sclerosis are caused by diseased glia. Glia are now believed to play an important role in such psychiatric illnesses as schizophrenia and depression, and in neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. They are linked to infectious diseases such as HIV and priori disease (mad cow disease, for example) and to chronic pain. Scientists have discovered that glia repair the brain and spinal cord after injury and stroke. The more we learn about these cells that make up the "other" brain, the more important they seem to be."--BOOK JACKET
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340493
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
612.8
Illustrations
  • illustrations
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Index
index present
LC call number
QP376
LC item number
.F46 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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adult
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from dementia to schizophrenia, how new discoveries about the brain are revolutionizing medicine and science
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from dementia to schizophrenia, how new discoveries about the brain are revolutionizing medicine and science
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R. Douglas Fields
The other brain : from dementia to schizophrenia, how new discoveries about the brain are revolutionizing medicine and science, R. Douglas Fields
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The other brain : from dementia to schizophrenia, how new discoveries about the brain are revolutionizing medicine and science, R. Douglas Fields
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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ocn310397920
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25 cm.
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Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Extent
x, 371 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780743291415
Lccn
2009034287
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ill.

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