What are motor neurons?

What are motor neurons?

You’re in a bakery full of delicious treats. After a lot of soul-searching, you set your heart on a pecan danish. You reach for your wallet. But wait – how did you go from deciding how wanted your wallet to having your wallet in your hand? Thank your motor...
Melanocytes, Melanin, and More

Melanocytes, Melanin, and More

Melanocytes are melanin-producing cells found mainly in the lowest part of the top layer of your skin or to put it in science-speak: the stratum basale of your epidermis (see our article on the morphology of the skin). Melanin is a pigment, best known and primarily...
Astrocytes: What Are They and What Do They Do?

Astrocytes: What Are They and What Do They Do?

Q 1 & 2: What Are Astrocytes? What Do Astrocytes Do? Astrocytes or astroglia are the largest and most numerous types of glial cells (see below) in the Central Nervous System (CNS). There are various subtypes of astrocytes within the different regions of the brain...