Projection neurons. Whatever they are, they are involved.

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Projection neurons. Whatever they are, they are involved.

Post by frodo » Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:09 am

Science daily report:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2 ... 132750.htm

Scientists have discovered that a specific brain cell known as a 'projection neuron' has a central role to play in the brain changes seen in multiple sclerosis (MS). The research, published today in Nature, shows that projection neurons are damaged by the body's own immune cells, and that this damage could underpin the brain shrinkage and cognitive changes associated with MS.

These new findings provide a platform for specific new MS therapies that target damaged brain cells to be developed.

Paper:

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-019-1404-z

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