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Grey matter is a major component of the central nervous system, consisting of neuronal cell bodies, neuropil (dendrites and both unmyelinated axons and myelinated axons), glial cells (astroglia and oligodendrocytes) and capillaries.
Obesity linked to a reduction in gray matter

Obesity linked to a reduction in gray matter

Research shows how prenatal anesthesia in rats affects neuronal migration

Research shows how prenatal anesthesia in rats affects neuronal migration

Scientists grow most sophisticated brain organoid to date

Scientists grow most sophisticated brain organoid to date

Smoking, high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes associated with less healthy brains

Smoking, high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes associated with less healthy brains

Abnormal timing found in the brains of people with autistic symptoms

Abnormal timing found in the brains of people with autistic symptoms

Researcher studies how sickle cell disease affects blood flow and oxygen delivery

Researcher studies how sickle cell disease affects blood flow and oxygen delivery

Study explains why women are more prone to Alzheimer’s disease

Study explains why women are more prone to Alzheimer’s disease

Sleep apnea patients struggle to remember details of life memories, study shows

Sleep apnea patients struggle to remember details of life memories, study shows

Study links concussions to development of epilepsy

Study links concussions to development of epilepsy

Low-level cannabis use can change the adolescent brain

Low-level cannabis use can change the adolescent brain

Excess belly fat may lead to a reduction in gray matter

Excess belly fat may lead to a reduction in gray matter

Intellectually active lifestyle confers protection against neurodegeneration in Huntington's patients

Intellectually active lifestyle confers protection against neurodegeneration in Huntington's patients

Researchers identify potential diagnostic tool for Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers identify potential diagnostic tool for Alzheimer’s disease

FinnBrain imaging study explores brain structure in newborns

FinnBrain imaging study explores brain structure in newborns

Long spaceflight causes structural changes in the brain

Long spaceflight causes structural changes in the brain

Effects of prematurity found to be more severe for the brains of males than females

Effects of prematurity found to be more severe for the brains of males than females

Drinking alcohol alters adolescents’ metabolism and grey matter volume

Drinking alcohol alters adolescents’ metabolism and grey matter volume

Adolescent drinking linked to changes in metabolite profile

Adolescent drinking linked to changes in metabolite profile

Researchers shed light on biological mechanism underlying link between height and cognition

Researchers shed light on biological mechanism underlying link between height and cognition

Poor communication between brain's visual networks may increase risk of mental illness

Poor communication between brain's visual networks may increase risk of mental illness