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Tag: Microglia

Mouse eating
Publishing in Microbiome, a team of researchers has ascertained multiple physical effects of aging gut flora in mice. Antibiotics and fecal transfers The researchers used three groups of mice: young (3 months), old (18 months), and aged (24 months). Young and old groups were divided into a control group, an antibiotics group, and three recipient...
Microglia
Scientists show that when done right, partial elimination of microglia, the immune cells of the brain, lowers age-related inflammation and cellular senescence [1]. Aging makes microglia bitter Brain health is of utmost importance for geroscientists, since the brain is the one organ that cannot be replaced, and microglia are the brain's resident immune cells. Reacting...
Mouse Brain Internal
Researchers, publishing in the journal Aging, have discovered that a protein called hedgehog alleviates the tissue-specific, age-related inflammation of the microglia, the maintenance cells of the brain. The aging differences between tissue types To begin this research, the team first performed a gene expression analysis on four different types of murine macrophages: bone marrow-derived macrophages...
Gut Brain Connection
Aging causes changes to the diversity and numbers of bacteria that live in our guts, and it has become a growing area of interest for researchers in recent years. The gut microbiome The gut microbiome is a constantly changing environment populated by vast numbers and types of archaea, eukarya, viruses, and bacteria. It is a...
Glia Alzheimer's
A group of researchers has proposed three robust transplantation techniques for fighting microglia-related conditions, such as Alzheimer's, and potentially boosting our cognitive abilities [1]. The sentinels of the brain Microglial cells form the backbone of our brain’s immune system. They perform a wide variety of functions, including tracing pathogens, inducing inflammatory reactions, and facilitating the...
A team of Stanford researchers led by Professor Wyss-Coray set out to find out which genes were linked to age-related cognitive decline. Not only did the researchers find the culprit, they were able to reverse cognitive decline and rejuvenate aged mouse brains. Searching for the cause of cognitive decline Microglia are immune cells that reside...