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Microglia Cause Cognitive Decline in Obese Mice
Microglia Cause Cognitive Decline in Obese Mice
The brain’s immune cells gobble up synapses in the hippocampi of rodents fed high-fat or high-sugar diets.
Microglia Cause Cognitive Decline in Obese Mice
Microglia Cause Cognitive Decline in Obese Mice

The brain’s immune cells gobble up synapses in the hippocampi of rodents fed high-fat or high-sugar diets.

The brain’s immune cells gobble up synapses in the hippocampi of rodents fed high-fat or high-sugar diets.

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Microglia Remember Bouts of Bodily Inflammation in Mice
Microglia Remember Bouts of Bodily Inflammation in Mice
Ashley Yeager | Apr 11, 2018
A new study reports that immune memory may contribute to neurodegenerative diseases.
Glial Ties to Persistent Pain
Glial Ties to Persistent Pain
Mark R. Hutchinson | Jan 1, 2018
Immune-like cells in the central nervous system are now recognized as key participants in the creation and maintenance of persistent pain.
Infographic: Two Pain Paths Diverge in the Body
Infographic: Two Pain Paths Diverge in the Body
Mark R. Hutchinson | Dec 31, 2017
The acute pain that results from injury or disease is very different from chronic pain.
Microglia Turnover in the Human Brain
Microglia Turnover in the Human Brain
Shawna Williams | Oct 1, 2017
Researchers find that about a quarter of the immune cells are replaced every year.
Study: Microglia Tied to Weight Gain in Mice
Study: Microglia Tied to Weight Gain in Mice
Aggie Mika | Jul 5, 2017
Just by activating these immune cells in the brain, scientists could make mice eat more and burn fewer calories.
Immune System Maintains Brain Health
Immune System Maintains Brain Health
Amanda B. Keener | Nov 1, 2016
Once thought only to attack neurons, immune cells turn out to be vital for central nervous system function.
Immunity in the Brain
Immunity in the Brain
Amanda B. Keener | Oct 31, 2016
Researchers document the diverse roles of immune cells in neuronal health and disease.
Microglia Tamp Down Neurogenesis
Microglia Tamp Down Neurogenesis
Kerry Grens | Apr 7, 2016
The immune cells—known for clearing dead cells—also chew up live progenitors in neurogenic regions of mouse brains. 
Into the Limelight
Into the Limelight
Kate Yandell | Oct 1, 2015
Glial cells were once considered neurons’ supporting actors, but new methods and model organisms are revealing their true importance in brain function.