SEASON´S GREETINGS FROM Upledger's International Alliance of Healthcare Educators

Hello Everyone, I hope you are all doing well. It is that time of year again and my opportunity to share a few words about the year that was and for the year yet to come. As I sit here formulating my thoughts, I find myself in a unique situation... I am actually at a loss for words. For those of you that know me, you may understand just how unique (and possibly welcomed by some) this truly is. However, it is not because I don't have an abundance of thoughts or opinions to share, but because there are so many very diverse and significant events going on in the world. I really don't know where or how best to start. In addition to all the personal trials and tribulations life can br

Rethinking which cells are the conductors of learning and memory

Brain cells called glia may be center stage when it comes to how humans learn and remember A mouse scurries across a round table rimmed with Dixie cup–sized holes. Without much hesitation, the rodent heads straight for the hole that drops it into a box lined with cage litter. Any other hole would have led to a quick fall to the floor. But this mouse was more than lucky. It had an advantage — human glial cells were growing in its brain. Glia are thought of as the support staff for the brain’s nerve cells, or neurons, which transmit and receive the brain’s electrical and chemical signals. Named for the Greek term for “glue,” glia have been known for nearly 170 years as the cells that hold the

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