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Microglia: Repair Cells of the Central Nervous System Play a Larger Role Than Previously Thought

Scientists have discovered that microglia, cells which were previously thought to clean up damage exclusively within the central nervous system (CNS), also function in the peripheral nervous system (PNS).

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Disrupted Circadian Rhythms May Protect the Brain from Disease

Scientists at Northwestern University are exploring the link between circadian cycles and neurodegenerative disorders in fruit flies. The results suggest possible ways to slow the advancement of certain neurological diseases in humans.

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In-Home Tools Can Help Researchers Assess Cognitive Decline in Older Adults

A recent study addresses the long-standing problem of getting older adult patients who often have significant mobility and health challenges, into traditional clinic-based studies staffed by trained personnel.

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