Astrocytes are star-shaped glial cells of the central nervous system. They support neurons in many ways but do they have a role in helping the brain to sleep? Here, Penelope discusses research recently published in BMC Biology, uncovering the secrets behind these cells.
Biology of Sex Differences received its first impact factor of 4.84 this year. To mark this occasion, Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Arthur Arnold, answers questions regarding how research in this field has progressed and what he hopes will be achieved in the future.
To celebrate Extreme Physiology & Medicine reaching its third birthday this September, we asked extreme environment experts more about their work in this field. Listen to what they have to say in this blog.
Kunming, a beautiful city in the southwest of China which attracts millions of tourists every year, became the center of Chinese genetic research from 14-17 August 2015. Here, Kun Yu and Bailu Xu reveal more about what went on at the conference held here.