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Rogue brain cells shed light on motor neurone disease

Supportive brain cells that go rogue and become destructive could hold the key to understanding motor neurone disease.

Good cells turn bad
Oligodendrocytes are large cells whose main function is to produce myelin. Myelin wraps around the neurons and allows signals to run faster, thus facilitating the communication from one neuron to another. Here in green we managed to capture the wide myelin tree that develops from the central cell body. In MND these cells gain toxic properties and from friends they become enemies.

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