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Aug 30, 2019

Removing Dysfunctional Microglia Prevents Amyloid-β Plaques

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension, neuroscience

The macrophages resident in the brain and spinal cord appear to be a key element in the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, according to the results of a new mouse study.

Microglial mayhem

As we age, our immune cells become increasingly dysfunctional; once-helpful cells can behave in harmful ways, promoting persistent inflammation, impairing tissue regeneration, and possibly also facilitating the progression of age-related diseases.

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