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New study describes inflammatory reaction in lab-developed human astrocytes

7 monthes ago   |   By News Medical

Astrocytes are neural cells with many important functions in the nervous system. The inflammation of these cells occurs in brain infections and neurodegenerative disorders, a process called astrogliosis.
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Early Life Trauma Linked to Functional Neurological Disorder

Early Life Trauma Linked to Functional Neurological Disorder

7 monthes ago   |   By Medindia Health

Early trauma such as childhood abuse in life may be a contributing factor for the development of the functional neurological disorder , reports a new study.
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ACIP Mulls Priority Groups for COVID-19 Vaccines

ACIP Mulls Priority Groups for COVID-19 Vaccines

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FDA will make it harder for COVID-19 vaccines to get approved

FDA will make it harder for COVID-19 vaccines to get approved

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CDC Warns Against Traditional Trick-Or-Treating This Year

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