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A human study identifies region specific iron-containing microglia in Alzheimer’s brains.

Examining post-mortem tissue from the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease, Stanford University researchers state they have identified what appear to be iron-containing microglia, specialized scavenger cells that sometimes become inflammatory,  in a particular part of the hippocampus, a key brain structure whose integrity is critical to memory formation.  In post-mortem brain tissue from people not diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, neither

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