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Can we use a magnet to see brain inflammation?

The brain: that beautiful and complex organ that we all possess and use to control the body, and with which the body interacts in multiple ways. The embodied brain maintains - most of the time - a harmonious equilibrium that results in a robust and... click to read more

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Reading time 4 min
published on Sep 25, 2023
Help or harm? How immune cells of the brain balance the immune response

Macrophages are found in essentially all tissues. Kupffer cells are in the liver, alveolar macrophages are in the lungs, monocytes are in bone marrow and blood, and microglia are in the brain and spinal cord - and the list goes on. The brain and spinal cord,... click to read more

  • Nathan J. Michaels | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Jason R. Plemel | Assistant Professor at University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Oct 7, 2020