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Study Provides Insight Into How Dying Neurons Control “Eating” Behaviors of the Brain’s Debris Clearing Cells

A Mount Sinai study, published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, provides important insight into how microglia, cells that form a branch of the immune system inside the brain, go about their job of clearing out dying and non-functional neurons – and... Continue Reading →

Is an immunization for stress on the horizon?

Can probiotics fend off mood disorders? It’s too early to say with scientific certainty, but a new study by CU Boulder researchers suggests that one particular beneficial bacteria can have long-lasting anti-inflammatory effects on the brain, making it more resilient to the... Continue Reading →

How the gut influences neurological disease

A study published in Nature sheds new light on the connection between the gut and the brain, untangling the complex interplay that allows the byproducts of microorganisms living in the gut to influence the progression of neurodegenerative diseases. Investigators from Brigham and... Continue Reading →

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