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Network Glia


Rating: Excellent

Strong Points: Variety of resources for both glia researchers and casual learners

Weak Points: Nothing major


The brain is made up of millions of cells, with neurons usually getting the majority of the glory. But glia, the support cells in the brain, also have a multitude of vital functions in health and disease and are only recently getting the attention that they deserve. If you want to learn more about glia, take a trip to the Network Glia website, which aims to broaden understanding about these important supporters. The website contains overviews of the three major classes of glia and provides a list of classic papers in the field. Additionally, users can browse through a list of transgenic mice expressing reporters under the control of glia-related genes. For researchers in the field, there is information about the annual European Meeting on Glial Cells in Health and Disease, and information about international organizations dedicated to researching these important cells.