Gift-giving brain cells are lifeline to injured nerve cells

Astrocytes share energy-making mitochondria with neural neighbors

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GIFT GIVER  Star-shaped astrocytes (green) may donate mitochondria to nerve cells in distress, helping the brain escape damage from stroke and possibly other maladies, a new study suggests. 

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