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Researchers create new map of the brain’s own immune system

Researchers create new map of the brain’s own immune system

February 19, 2019

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A team of researchers under the direction of the Medical Center – University of Freiburg has created an entirely new map of the brain’s own immune system in humans and mice. The scientists succeeded in demonstrating for the first time ever that the phagocytes in the brain, the so-called microglia, all have the same core signature but adopt in different ways depending on their function. It was previously assumed that these are different types of microglia.

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