New findings reveal phagocytes do not fully mature until after birth, contradicting previous assumptions that they mature during embryonic development.
Researchers have successfully created a new map of the brain's immune system in both mice and humans. The findings suggest microglia all have the same core signatures, but can act differently, depending on their function. The map also details how the brain's immune system changes as multiple sclerosis progresses.
A new study reveals how microglia help clear dead and damaged materials away from healthy, neighboring neurons following injury.