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Dementia Diagnostic Looks for ‘Hungry’ Immune Cells in the Brain

Red flag: microglia consuming too much glucose

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Article via LabRoots

Experts have long known that the immune cells in our brains called microglia are important for preserving neural tissue health. In a new study, researchers have found a connection between how these cells consume glucose and the onset of neurodegenerative disease.

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River D'Almeida, Ph.D

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