Category Archives: neuroplasticity

Microglia filmed shaping synapses for the first time.


It is now that around one in ten cells in the human brain are microglia, which act as the first and main contact in the central nervous system’s active immune defense and guide healthy brain development. Researchers have proposed that microglia pluck off and eat synapses, connections between brain cells, as an essential step in the pruning of connections during

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