Neurons are the brain’s rock stars. But without the glial cells — astrocytes, microglia and oligodendrocytes — there would be no show at all. A diagram by Arne Hurty for Stanford Medicine Magazine Fall
Its estimated that seven to 10 million people around the world live with Parkinsons disease, which disrupts the brains ability to produce dopamine. Researchers are still working on a cure, but early detection can drastically improve the prognosis.