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New research sheds light on how the body regulates fundamental neuro-hormone
Date:2/11/2014

ase of noradrenaline which is absolutely fundamental for brain function - then this could have important implications for the treatment of major health problems such as stress, blood pressure, pain and depression."

Astrocytes, small non-neuronal star-shaped cells in the brain and spinal cord, are the principle source of brain lactate. The discovery that astrocytes communicate directly with neurones opens up a whole new area of pharmacology which has been little explored.


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Contact: Philippa Walker
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44-117-928-8086
University of Bristol
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