How Immune Cells Make the Brain Forget
How Immune Cells Make the Brain Forget
Microglia ingest nerve cell connections, leading to the loss of information stored in neuronal circuits.
How Immune Cells Make the Brain Forget
How Immune Cells Make the Brain Forget

Microglia ingest nerve cell connections, leading to the loss of information stored in neuronal circuits.

Microglia ingest nerve cell connections, leading to the loss of information stored in neuronal circuits.

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Image of the Day: Memory Erasure
Image of the Day: Memory Erasure
Amy Schleunes | Feb 12, 2020
By trimming synapses in the adult mouse hippocampus, microglia help facilitate forgetting.
Infographic: The Neurobiology of Suicidal BehaviorInfographic: The Neurobiology of Suicidal Behavior
Infographic: The Neurobiology of Suicidal Behavior
Catherine Offord | Jan 13, 2020
Clues about the biological mechanisms that contribute to a person’s chance of contemplating or attempting suicide
What Neurobiology Can Tell Us About Suicide
What Neurobiology Can Tell Us About Suicide
Catherine Offord | Jan 13, 2020
The biochemical mechanisms in the brain underlying suicidal behavior are beginning to come to light, and researchers hope they could one day lead to better treatment and prevention strategies.
Can Viruses in the Genome Cause Disease?
Can Viruses in the Genome Cause Disease?
Katarina Zimmer | Dec 31, 2018
Clinical trials that target human endogenous retroviruses to treat multiple sclerosis, ALS, and other ailments are underway, but many questions remain about how these sequences may disrupt our biology.
Microglia Cause Cognitive Decline in Obese Mice
Microglia Cause Cognitive Decline in Obese Mice
Diana Kwon | Sep 10, 2018
The brain’s immune cells gobble up synapses in the hippocampi of rodents fed high-fat or high-sugar diets.
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 | Dec 31, 2017
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 | Sep 30, 2017
Researchers find that about a quarter of the immune cells are replaced every year.