Astrocytes (black) are star-shaped support cells of the nervous system. Seen here is a mouse retina with astrocytes wrapping around blood vessels while interacting with neurons (orange) and their axons (green). It is believed astrocytes in the eye function as an extended blood-brain barrier and provide a healthy environment for neuron signaling.
Image by Dr. Alejandra Bosco and Dr. Monica Vetter, University of Utah.
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Astrocytes (black) are star-shaped support cells of the nervous system. Seen here is a mouse retina with astrocytes wrapping around blood vessels while interacting with neurons (orange) and their axons (green). It is believed astrocytes in the eye function as an extended blood-brain barrier and provide a healthy environment for neuron signaling.

Image by Dr. Alejandra Bosco and Dr. Monica Vetter, University of Utah.

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