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Study discovers the role of microglia in HIV-related neurological damage.


Despite symptom-stifling anti-retroviral drugs, as many as half of all patients living with HIV experience neurological damage tied to chronic inflammation in the brain fueled by the body’s own immune defenses.  In an effort to understand why patients who appear virus free are afflicted with AIDS-related dementia and other illnesses,previous studies have focused on disease-fighting cells, called macrophages and monocytes,

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