UVA Reveals True Nature of Cells Blamed in Alzheimer’s

June 27, 2018 by

geoff and jonnyImmune cells commonly blamed in Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases are actually precision cleaning machines protecting the central nervous system, new research from the lab of CIC member, Jonathon Kipnis.  The discovery adds nuance and complexity to our understanding of immune cells known as microglia. By appreciating the role of these cells in full, scientists are better positioned to develop new treatments and tailor medicine to individual patients’ needs.

 

To read the UVA Today article, click here.
To go to the ‘Journal of Experimental Medicine’ article, click here.