Development of Glial Cells ss Essential to the Brain Functions (image) Kanazawa University Share Print E-Mail Caption Normal development of astrocytes and oligodendrocytes, both of which are glial cells, is important in the functions and survival of neurons, and therefore essential to the brain functions. Credit Kanazawa University Usage Restrictions The image may only be used with appropriate caption and credit. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.