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Researchers identify new role for microglia in blood-brain barrier maintenance.

When the blood-brain barrier (BBB) is breached the brain becomes vulnerable to infection and injury. Therefore, it’s imperative that the openings in the BBB are resealed quickly. This most frequently occurs during a stroke, which triggers inflammation that can cause the BBB to break down.  When this barrier is breached it must be rapidly repaired in order to maintain the

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