Phagocytes in the brain: Good or bad?

Phagocytes in the brain: Good or bad?

The precise impact of the microglia in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s remains unclear. In the brain, microglial cells migrate to sites of neural damage in response to neuro-inflammatory signals, and dispose of dying cells...
Possible reasons for loss of smell

Possible reasons for loss of smell

Studies have shown that loss of the sense of smell can be among the first warning signs of diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Now a researcher at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania wants to …