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Written on Mar, 04, 2016 by in

Microglia have been studied extensively for their role in various neurodegenerative diseases and brain injuries, including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Epilepsy, Frontal Temporal dementias, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), ischemic injury, and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Their activation has even been called the “hallmark” of many neurodegenerative conditions. However, whether their role is beneficial or harmful in each case is still a source of much debate.

Let’s look at how these cells play a key role in neurodegenerative disease research by focusing on one illness in particular: Alzheimer’s Disease. First, we’ll recap the basics of these important cells.

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