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Stony Brook, NY; Stony Brook University: Assistant Professor in the School of Medicines Pharmacological Sciences Department Adan Aguirre, PhD (Front left) with members of his team Jianchos Gao (center front), Nadia McMillan (Right Front) and (rear Left to right) Michael Klingener, Dr. Javier Palazuelos, Manideep Chavali, and Israa Hussein with a projected image of a rare type of glial cells, called NG2 glia.

Under the Microscope: Study links NG2 glial cells to depression

Kenneth Wengler February 28, 2016
The researchers observed through the use of psychological tests that the mice with decreased NG2 glia in the prefrontal cortex presented depressive-like behaviors.
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Under the microscope: Studying turtle neurogenesis may aid research on human brains

Mallory Locklear November 21, 2013
Recently, Under the Microscope reported on work being done in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior on neurogenesis, or the birth of new neurons. Work on this subject is also taking place in the Psychology Department in the lab of Alice Powers. Her studies come with a twist. While many in the neurogenesis field study mice, rats or primates, Dr. Powers studies turtles.
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