The other brain : from dementia to schizophrenia, how new discoveries about the brain are revolutionizing medicine and science
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New York : Simon & Schuster, 2010.
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Physical Desc
x, 371 pages, [16] pages of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
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Redwood Campus
QP376 .F46 2010
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0743291417, 9780743291415

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 329-358) and index.
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"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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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Fields, R. D. (2010). The other brain: from dementia to schizophrenia, how new discoveries about the brain are revolutionizing medicine and science (1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.). Simon & Schuster.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Fields, R. Douglas. 2010. The Other Brain: From Dementia to Schizophrenia, How New Discoveries About the Brain Are Revolutionizing Medicine and Science. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Fields, R. Douglas. The Other Brain: From Dementia to Schizophrenia, How New Discoveries About the Brain Are Revolutionizing Medicine and Science New York: Simon & Schuster, 2010.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Fields, R. Douglas. The Other Brain: From Dementia to Schizophrenia, How New Discoveries About the Brain Are Revolutionizing Medicine and Science 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed., Simon & Schuster, 2010.

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