microglia

Posted on Sunday, February 1, 2009 - 13:47, By: Margaret Wahl
Some studies suggest that motor neurons, even when healthy, can be killed by toxic neighbors. If so, converting these “sharks” to “dolphins” might slow the pace of ALS.

Are migroglia outside agitators, protectors of the peace or innocent bystanders?

Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 14:05, By: Margaret Wahl
When good cells go bad, as they seem to do in ALS, you have to ask the same questions distraught parents sometimes ask about wayward children: Is the problem strictly internal? Are outside influences also to blame? And if they are, what can be done about them? As far back as 2003, Don Cleveland and...

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