IMMUNE CELLS IN THE BRAIN MAY HELP PREVENT SEIZURES

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SOURCE: Abena Asantewa

Fact Checked by Rita pounce ,PhD
21st December, 2020

Research in mice reveals that immune cells in the brain constantly survey their neighborhood for over excited nerve cells. The findings could shed light on neurological conditions in which nerves are “hyperexcitable” such as epilepsy and Alzheimer’s diseases.


Night and day immune cells in the brain called microglia restlessly extend and retract branch like ” processes ” into their surroundings.
The established view among neuroscientists has been that the cells are looking for invading pathogens or evidence of damage

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