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The Orphan, the Mouse and the Oligodendrocyte

Oligodendrocyte

Or, The story of a lonely brain   (Originally published on Scientific American.com) Prologue: Humans are born to a longer period of total dependence than any other animal we know of, and we also know that mistreatment or neglect during this time often leads to social, emotional, cognitive and mental health problems in later life…. (read more)