Whether you have a loved one with Alzheimer’s or you’re looking for a way to avoid it, exciting new research from Stanford University may point to a way to help prevent the onset of the disease. Research on mice has revealed that the reason nerve cells die off in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s may be due to another class of brain cells – microglia – not pulling their weight.
Researchers found that microglia cells eat up toxic materials and cell debris, reduce inflammation and make nerve-cell-nurturing substances. Keeping these cells active may help prevent the neurodegeneration that occurs in Alzheimer’s disease.
Find out more in the Stanford University article about how blocking a receptor in the brain’s immune cells counters Alzheimer’s in mice.
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