According to a new study, astrocytes abandon their role in protecting and repairing neural damage when primed by the degeneration of cells around them.
Patients with severe COVID-19 infections have higher blood levels of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs), which produce NETosis, an inflammatory type of neutrophil cell death. Researchers believe the NETs may be relevant to numerous aspects of novel coronavirus as thrombosis and inflammation are hallmarks of the severe infection.
A new study sheds light on how immune cells may rush through channels to quickly get to injured brain tissue. Researchers say bone marrow in the skull is more likely to help supply neutrophils to the brain following a stroke.