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Harnessing immune cells in the brain to ward off Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases – Neuroscience News

Summary: Researchers have identified a protein that could be harnessed to help microglia in the brain ward off Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases. Source: The conversation Many neurodegenerative diseases, or conditions resulting from the loss of function or death of brain cells, remain largely incurable. Most available treatments target only one of the multiple …

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Harnessing immune cells in the brain to ward off Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases

Harnessing immune cells in the brain to ward off Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases

Many neurodegenerative diseases, or conditions resulting from the loss of function or death of brain cells, remain largely incurable. Most available treatments target only one of the multiple processes that can lead to neurodegeneration, which may not be effective in treating symptoms or disease progression completely, if at all. But what if researchers harnessed the …

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Calling COVID "airborne AIDS" is inaccurate.  But what it does to your immune system is still scary

Calling COVID “airborne AIDS” is inaccurate. But what it does to your immune system is still scary

From a biological perspective, it is remarkable how an unassuming virus like SARS-CoV-2 took over the world. In just three years, it’s caused an estimated 640 million COVID infections worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), though that’s almost certainly a gross underestimate. SARS-2 is also extremely contagious, especially newer variants of the omicron …

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HIV vaccine candidate induces immune response in early clinical trial: “An important step forward” |  CNN

HIV vaccine candidate induces immune response in early clinical trial: “An important step forward” | CNN

CNN — An experimental HIV vaccine has been shown to induce largely neutralizing antibodies in a small group of volunteers in a phase 1 study. The results suggest that a two-dose regimen of the vaccine, given eight weeks apart, can induce immune responses against the human immunodeficiency virus. The results of the clinical trial, published …

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