MIT Team Reveals What Happens to Brain Immune Cells During Alzheimer’s Development

MIT Team Reveals What Happens to Brain Immune Cells During Alzheimer’s Development
Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have found that Alzheimer's disease causes microglia — the immune cells that normally protect brain cells from damage — to change their behavior and instead promote a pro-inflammatory immune response. Their study, “Temporal Tracking of Microglia Activation in Neurodegeneration at Single-Cell Resolution,” appeared in the journal Cell Reports. “Right now, microglia are really in the spotlight for a number of neuro-system diseases, including Alzheimer’s, and also schizophrenia,” Li-Huei Tsai, director of MIT's Picower Institute for Learning and Memory
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