Wendy Noble (King’s College London) who helped organise the Biochemical Society and British Neuroscience Association focused meeting “Astrocytes in Health and Neurodegenerative Disease”, Institute of Child Health, London, 28 – 29 April 2014, blogs about the event.
Researchers from King’s College London, the University of Manchester and the University of California at Los Angeles organized a conference to discuss recent findings about the roles of astrocytes in health and different neurodegenerative diseases, including MND. This event was sponsored by the Biochemical Society and British Neuroscience Association, and conference funds from the MND Association helped to support the meeting.
Astrocytes (shown in green) connect with many nerve cells (shown in red) to regulate the communication between nerve cells. Interactions between astrocytes and nerve cells are disrupted in many neurodegenerative diseases, including MND. Image provided by Emma Phillips (King’s College London)
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