Friday, November 27, 2015

A picture show; and, Alzheimer's and the innate immune system

Our nervous and immune systems interact with each other at the same time they both interact with our environment. Cell magazine has put together a picture show that illustrates the beauty and complexity of these interactions. It accompanies special issues of Trends in Neuroscience and Trends in Immunology that deal with neuroimmunology in disease and in normal aging. Of special interest is a description of how releasing an inhibition of the innate immune system can allow phagocytes to clear the Aβ/β-amyloid of Alzheimer's disease from the brain.

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