NIH Record - National Institutes of Health
Microscopic image of star-shaped brain cells, called astrocytes (red)

July 5, 2024

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Microscopic image of star-shaped brain cells, called astrocytes (red)

On the Cover

An NIH study in rats shows that star-shaped brain cells, called astrocytes (red), may play an active role in breathing.


The NIH Record

The NIH Record, founded in 1949, is the biweekly newsletter for employees of the National Institutes of Health.

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