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Immunity-Linked Genes Expressed Differently in Brains of Autistic People
Data from postmortem brain tissues adds to the evidence that inflammation is associated with autism.
Immunity-Linked Genes Expressed Differently in Brains of Autistic People
Immunity-Linked Genes Expressed Differently in Brains of Autistic People

Data from postmortem brain tissues adds to the evidence that inflammation is associated with autism.

Data from postmortem brain tissues adds to the evidence that inflammation is associated with autism.

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Inflammation in Brain’s Immune Cells Triggers Depressive Behavior in Mice
Dan Robitzski | Nov 17, 2022 | 5 min read
In stressful conditions, specialized protein complexes in microglia induce neurotoxic activity in astrocytes that leads to the change in behavior.
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Brain Fog Caused by Long COVID and Chemo Appear Similar
Dan Robitzski | Jan 28, 2022 | 6 min read
Data from mouse models for mild coronavirus infections and human tissue samples offer further evidence that it doesn’t take a severe infection—or even infection of brain cells at all—to cause long-term neurological symptoms.
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Exercise-Associated Protein Boosts Brain Function in Mice
Chloe Tenn | Dec 9, 2021 | 5 min read
A study that transfused plasma from active to inactive mice suggests the protein clusterin enhances cognition.
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Study Links Flu to Increased Parkinson’s Risk a Decade Later
Dan Robitzski | Nov 19, 2021 | 5 min read
Epidemiological research suggests that a flu diagnosis might be one factor in the eventual onset of the neurodegenerative disease, but experts say it doesn’t prove a causal relationship.
A Tweak to Immune Cells Reverses Aging in Mice
Abby Olena, PhD | Jan 20, 2021 | 3 min read
Knocking out the receptor for a lipid that causes inflammation rejuvenates macrophage metabolism and restores cognitive function in an Alzheimer’s disease model.
Study Points to Novel Role for Microglia in Down Syndrome
Catherine Offord | Oct 6, 2020 | 4 min read
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.
Identifying Neuroinflammatory Biomarkers of COVID-19
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team | Aug 20, 2020 | 1 min read
Functional proteomics detects elevated neuroinflammatory markers in patient plasma and cerebrospinal fluid!
Excess of Immune Cells Found in Brains of People with Autism
Ashley Yeager | Jan 13, 2020 | 5 min read
An accumulation of T cells and astrocytes in postmortem brain tissue hints at possible autoimmune origins for many cases of autism.
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China Approves Alzheimer’s Treatment that Targets the Microbiome
Kerry Grens | Nov 5, 2019 | 2 min read
Oligomannate, derived from a compound in seaweed, suppresses neural inflammation caused by gut bacteria in mice.
Zika Linked to More Neurological Problems in Adults
Kerry Grens | Aug 14, 2017 | 2 min read
A review of several dozen hospitalized patients in Brazil finds neurological conditions, including inflammation of the brain and spinal cord, in addition to Guillain-Barre syndrome.
Study: Microglia Tied to Weight Gain in Mice
Aggie Mika | Jul 5, 2017 | 2 min read
Just by activating these immune cells in the brain, scientists could make mice eat more and burn fewer calories.
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