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Immune cells identified as the culprit linking hypertension and dementia.

Hypertension is a leading risk factor for dementia, however, the mechanisms underlying its damaging effects on the brain are poorly understood.  Now, a study from researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine shows that high blood pressure transforms cells of the immune system into agents of cognitive decline.  The team state that they have successfully isolated the molecular pathways by which hypertension

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