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Author Koob, Andrew, 1976-

Title The root of thought : unlocking glia--the brain cell that will help us sharpen our wits, heal injury, and treat brain disease / Andrew Koob
Published Upper Saddle River, N.J. : FT Press, [2009]
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Contents Cities and highways -- Dust settles on the battlefield -- I sing the body electric -- Meet the astrocyte -- Riding the calcium wave -- Hey neuron, it's me, glia -- Developing relationships -- The time machine -- Sing a new song -- Albert Einstein's abundant astrocytes -- I dream of glia -- Gliadegenerative disease -- Don't insult me -- The seething breeding glioma -- Cities and highways revisited
Summary "Ninety percent of your brain cells are glial cells - and, until recently, scientists thought they did little more than hold your brain together. New research reveals that they might hold the key to understanding intelligence, treating psychiatric disorders and brain injuries, and maybe even curing Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and Lou Gehrig's disease. In The Root of Thought, brain scientist Andrew Koob reveals what we've just learned about these remarkable cells, telling an amazing scientific story that is transforming our understanding of the human brain."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Neuroglia.
Neuroglia -- Popular works.
Genre/Form Popular Work.
Popular works.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0136117309