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Astrocytes linked to Alzheimer’s disease for the first time.


Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common dementia type, with no treatment to slow down the progression of the disease currently available. The mechanisms of AD are poorly understood with drug therapy focused on restoring the normal function of neurons and microglia. Now, a study from researchers at University of Eastern Finland shows that astrocytes promote the decline of neuron

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