Microglia filmed shaping synapses for the first time.

March 30, 2018

It is now that around one in ten cells in the human brain are microglia, which act as the first and main contact in the central nervous system’s active immune defense and guide healthy brain development. Researchers have proposed that microglia pluck off and eat synapses, connections between brain cells, as an essential step in the pruning of connections during Read more

Source: Health Innovations

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Science:Tonight’s Sky: April 2018

March 26, 2018

The April night sky is full of celestial wonders: with Venus in the early evening, the double-star Mizar and Alcor at night, and Saturn, Mars, and Jupiter in the morning—topped off with the Lyrid meteor shower on April 22. Find out more about what you can see from your backyard, local park, or rooftop deck by viewing our monthly program Tonight’s Sky: hubblesite.org/videos/science

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