Study Points to Novel Role for Microglia in Down Syndrome
Study Points to Novel Role for Microglia in Down Syndrome
Overactive immune cells identified in a mouse model and in postmortem human brain tissue may offer a potential therapeutic target for cognitive delays associated with the condition, researchers report.
Study Points to Novel Role for Microglia in Down Syndrome
Study Points to Novel Role for Microglia in Down Syndrome

Overactive immune cells identified in a mouse model and in postmortem human brain tissue may offer a potential therapeutic target for cognitive delays associated with the condition, researchers report.

Overactive immune cells identified in a mouse model and in postmortem human brain tissue may offer a potential therapeutic target for cognitive delays associated with the condition, researchers report.

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