Glia. Definition

Medical Definition: Glia

Set of glia with neurons that make up the nervous system. A research topic is the role of glia in the developing nervous system. Recent findings suggest that glial cells play a key role in neurogenesis and can act as neuronal precursors. Moreover, the pathological proliferation of glial cells results in the most devastating forms of cancer: gliomas. Priority is to understand these disease mechanisms and developing new treatments to control glial proliferation.

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