Special Online Collection: Glia

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In the 5 November 2010 issue, Science offers a special focus on glia—highly complex cells engaged in a plethora of functions from synapse formation, maturation, and plasticity, to the rapid conduction of action potentials. Two Reviews and a Perspective highlight the function and development of three types of glial cells: astrocytes, oligodendrocytes, and microglia. The 9 November issue of Science Signaling highlights glial cell function, development, and disease, drawing attention to the molecular mechanisms of drug resistance of a cancer of glial origin, and on signaling between glia and neurons.

In Science

In Science Signaling


Research Article

Akt and Autophagy Cooperate to Promote Survival of Drug-Resistant Glioma
Q.-W. Fanet al.


Grooming and Growing with Microglia
J. M. Antony


Visualizing Calcium Signaling in Astrocytes
R. D. Fields

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A nonvesicular, nonsynaptic form of communication between axons and neighboring cells may play a role under normal conditions and in disease.
R. D. Fields and A. M. VanHook