Astrocyte Signaling Sheds Light on Stroke Research, Tufts University School of Medicine Study  
3/19/2013 7:41:34 AM

New research published in The Journal of Neuroscience suggests that modifying signals sent by astrocytes, our star-shaped brain cells, may help to limit the spread of damage after an ischemic brain stroke. The study in mice, by neuroscientists at Tufts University School of Medicine, determined that astrocytes play a critical role in the spread of damage following stroke.