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August 23, 2017 · 373 Reads

The brain eats itself when it doesn’t get enough sleep

In the sleep-deprived and chronically sleep-deprived mice, neuroscientist noticed something different: the astrocytes had increased their activity to actually eating parts of the synapses like microglial cells eat waste – a process known as astrocytic phagocytosis.

Reference: Journal of Neuroscience

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