glia

“… a subset of the glia that express the proteoglycan NG2 can fire action potentials, contradicting the dogma that only neurons are excitable in the brain.”
Nature Neuroscience 11, 379 – 380 (2008)


“… a distinct compulsive behavioral disorder is associated with mutant microglia.”
Chen et al. Cell, Volume 141, Issue 5, 775-785, 28 May 2010


“A glioma is a type of tumor that starts in the brain or spine. It is called a glioma because it arises from glial cells. The most common site of gliomas is the brain.”


Glioma of the left parietal lobe. CT scan with contrast enhancement.

neuroglia

“…the brain should no longer be regarded solely as a neuronal network, but instead as a circuit of interactive neuron and glial cell networks.”